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BEAU’s Accreditation Means We’re Committed to Quality

Broadview Entertainment Arts University (BEAU) is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award bachelor of fine arts and associate of applied science degrees. Receiving this accreditation requires a strong commitment to educational quality. To maintain ACICS accreditation, BEAU voluntarily commits to continuous improvement and accountability; periodic peer review; and meeting or exceeding educational quality criteria established by ACICS.


ACICS is the largest national accrediting organization of degree-granting institutions. Founded in 1912, ACICS accredits institutions that offer programs in professional, technical and occupational fields. ACICS is one of two national accreditors recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ACICS has examined BEAU’s programs and found they meet or exceed the Council’s curriculum standards. That means you can be assured BEAU has met standards to demonstrate consistency in institutional operations, is committed to institutional improvement, and conforms to rules for public accountability.

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

We want you to know that we are in the process of transitioning to a new accreditor, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

Our current accreditor ACICS lost its recognition on December 12, 2016, and is pursuing legal action in federal court to attempt to overturn that decision.  ACICS is also seeking regulatory solutions through a new petition for recognition to be considered later this year.

The U.S. Department of Education has recognized Broadview University as an institution in good standing and has stated that we remain provisionally accredited by the Department of Education.

We have until June 12, 2018, to be accepted by a new accreditor and applications, along with initial visits, have been completed with ACCSC to support that transition. While we cannot guarantee we will be accepted by the June 12, 2018 deadline, our applications are in process and currently we are on schedule to be accepted.

It is important to note, we must make this transition to another recognized accrediting agency by June 12, 2018, in order to for our students to be eligible to continue participation in Title IV, HEA programs. In addition, any student at our schools having a complaint relating to Title IV eligibility or administration, the quality of education received at our school, or otherwise relating to the accreditation standards at ACICS can submit that complaint to our school using the complaint procedure as published in our catalog and/or submit the complaint to any of the following agencies:

For All Students:

U.S. Department of Education FSA Ombudsman Group

830 First Street NE, Mail Stop 5144

Washington, DC 20202-5144


For Utah Residents:

Utah Division of Consumer Protection

160 East 300 South, P.O. Box 146704

Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6704

Phone 801-530-6601