The College of the Humanities and Sciences, Harrison Middleton University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) www.deac.org. The Commission awarded to Harrison Middleton University, which was initially accredited by DEAC as College of the Humanities and Sciences on January 10, 2003, its third consecutive renewal grant of accreditation. This renewal of accreditation was without conditions and is for a five-year period. Renewal of accreditation was granted following a regularly scheduled, comprehensive evaluation of the institution and a review of all programs being offered. The institution was found to meet or exceed each of the Commission’s standards for accreditation. The institution will be considered for its next renewal of accreditation in January 2018.
The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. DEAC's scope of recognition by the Secretary of Education is the accreditation of postsecondary institutions in the United States that offer degree and/or non-degree programs primary by the distance or correspondence education method up to and including the professional doctoral degree, including those institutions that are specifically certified by the agency as accredited for Federal Student Assistance program purposes. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). DEAC's scope of recognition by CHEA is the accreditation of higher learning institutions in the United States and international locations that offer programs of study that are delivered primarily by distance (51 percent or more) and award credentials at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, first professional, and professional doctoral degree level.