Harrison Middleton University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) 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 fourth 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 2023.

Accreditation by DEAC is a reliable indicator of the value and quality of the distance education that an institution offers. In receiving renewal of accreditation, HMU has demonstrated its commitment to educational standards and ethical business practices that assure quality, accountability, and improvement in higher education.

The scope of Harrison MIddleton University's accreditation extends to the following programs:

Bachelor of Arts*
Bachelor of Arts in Humanities*
Master of Arts
Master of Arts in Humanities*
Master of Arts in Philosophy and Religion*
Doctor of Arts
Doctor of Education
*These programs are in teach-out and new students are not being admitted into these programs.

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 primarily by the distance or correspondence education method up to and including the professional doctoral degree. On September 20, 2017, DEAC was granted renewed recognition as an accreditor from the United States Department of Education for a period of five years. 

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. 

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Learn more about accreditation from the experts at DEAC

“DEAC is pleased to offer an informative video segment on the benefits of distance education and the importance of accreditation. This segment was jointly produced by DEAC and the Leading Edge Series in April 2015. The Leading Edge Series is an independent program provider for public television that featured DEAC in an educational documentary program area to help expand consumer knowledge about distance education and accreditation.”