Founded in 1854, Bryant & Stratton College has built its reputation and success on a commitment to excellence and high standards. We're proud to be regionally 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.

Bryant & Stratton College is approved for the training of veterans and other eligible persons and for administering educational programs sponsored by state and federal agencies such as the Bureau of Indian Affairs and state rehabilitation services. The institution is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

State Approvals

The academic programs at all Bryant & Stratton College are approved and registered by their respective State Education Departments:

  • New York State Board of Regents
  • Ohio Board of Regents
  • Ohio Board of Nursing
  • State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
  • Virginia Board of Nursing
  • State of Wisconsin Educational Approval Board (EAB)
  • Wisconsin Board of Nursing

In New York State, Bryant & Stratton College campuses are authorized by the New York State Board of Regents to confer Associate of Occupational Studies and Associate of Applied Science degrees. The Amherst, Buffalo and Southtowns campuses are authorized by the New York State Board of Regents to confer the Bachelor of Business Administration and the Bachelor of Science degree for select programs.

All three Ohio campuses are authorized by the state of Ohio to confer associate and baccalaureate degrees. These degrees are also approved by the Ohio Board of Regents.

The reach of Online Education is global and Bryant & Stratton College may have students in states not mentioned above. In order to provide resources to all of our students, the College provides a list of State Education/Reporting Departments for information or complaints. This list is for informational purposes only and is not meant to imply endorsement or approval by any of these state agencies. Students earning their degree as a dedicated Online Student will receive their diploma through Bryant & Stratton College from the state where the program is approved. Bryant & Stratton College 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. 

Program Approval & Accreditations

The Medical Assisting programs offered at Albany, Bayshore, Buffalo, Cleveland Downtown, Eastlake, Greece, Hampton, Henrietta, Milwaukee, Parma, Richmond, Southtowns, Syracuse, Syracuse North, Virginia Beach, and Wauwatosa are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board(MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs

Contact information:
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 210-2650

The Nursing programs offered at the Akron, Eastlake, Parma, Wauwatosa and Bayshore campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing(ACEN). The Richmond campus Nursing Program is a candidate for accreditation by ACEN. The Ohio Board of Nursing views Akron as a stand-alone program and the Eastlake and Parma campuses are viewed as one program. The Wauwatosa and Bayshore campuses are viewed as one program by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing. The programs in Wisconsin and at the Eastlake, OH and Parma, OH are currently on warning status with ACEN.

The Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Contact information:
3343 Peachtree Rd. Northeast
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326