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University of the Potomac is currently accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is authorized or licensed to operate in: Washington, DC, Virginia, and Arizona.  University of the Potomac will continue to monitor developments in state laws in each state in which it enrolls students and, if authorization or licensure is or becomes necessary, will obtain such additional approvals.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

University of the Potomac is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)

The main campus of University of the Potomac is located at 1401 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, and is licensed to operate in the District of Columbia by the Education Licensure Commission of the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education, formerly known as the State Education Office (SEO), is a high-performing, transparent agency that sets proactive policies, exercises vigilant oversight, and directs resources that guarantee residents educated in the District of Columbia are among the highest performers in the nation; fully prepared for successful postsecondary learning and employment in the creative economy.

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)

University of the Potomac’s Branch campus, located at 2070 Chain Bridge Rd, Vienna, VA, 22182, is certified by The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (James Monroe Building, 101 North Fourteenth Street, Richmond, VA 23219: 804.255.2600) to operate in Virginia.

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) makes higher education public policy recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly in such areas as capital and operating budget planning, enrollment projections, institutional technology needs, and student financial aid. SCHEV administers a variety of educational programs that benefit students, faculty, parents, and taxpayers. SCHEV serves as a catalyst to promote greater access, quality, affordability, and accountability throughout the system. SCHEV also helps policymakers, college administrators, and other concerned leaders work cooperatively and constructively to advance educational excellence.

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (AZPPSE)
University of the Potomac’s Online Administrative Office, located at 2141 E. Highland Avenue, Phoenix, AZ  85016, is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.

The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education licenses and regulates private postsecondary educational institutional operating vocational and degree programs.  The Agency’s goals are to ensure legal operations, ethical practices and quality education in the private postsecondary sector.

Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)
University of the Potomac is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission to enroll Maryland students in the fully online distance education programs.

MHEC is the State of Maryland’s higher education coordinating board responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and private colleges and universities and for-profit career schools. MHEC also administers state financial aid programs that affect students on a statewide basis.
Click HERE to read the process for Maryland students to make complaints about the institution.

Campus: 888-635-1121 | Online: 888-635-1121
Washington DC Campus: 1401 H Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, D.C. 20005 | Virginia Campus: 2070 Chain Bridge Rd, Suite G100, Vienna, Virginia 22182