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.
The academic programs at all Bryant & Stratton College campuses are approved or certified and registered by their respective State Education Departments:
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.
The Medical Assisting programs offered at Albany, Amherst, Akron, 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
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Rd. Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30326
Parma, Richmond and Wauwatosa
The RN-BSN degree at Bryant & Stratton College is a new application pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at the Parma campus is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
The occupational therapy assistant program at Wauwatosa is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Graduates of the Wauwatosa program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
The occupational therapy assistant programs at Syracuse, Greece and Eastlake have applied for accreditation and have been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Once accreditation of the programs at Syracuse, Greece and Eastlake has been obtained, the graduates from these programs will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
ACOTE is located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Effective May 4, 2016, the Physical Therapist Assistant Programs at Bryant & Stratton College, Parma, Southtowns, Syracuse, and Wauwatosa campuses have been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.