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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 www.msche.org). 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 (PDF) 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.
Bryant & Stratton College is an institutional member of the council for the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). See www.NC-SARA.org/states/NY. Bryant & Stratton College is registered as an out-of-state provider of distance education with the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
Licensed Practical Nurse-Diploma
Bryant & Stratton College practical nursing diploma programs are located in Akron and Parma, OH, Richmond, VA, Wauwatosa, Bayshore, and Racine, WI. The licensed practical nurse diploma program offered at the Richmond campus has initial approval by the Virginia Board of Nursing. The licensed practical nurse diploma program offered at the Akron and Parma campuses have full approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing. The licensed practical nurse diploma program offered Wauwatosa, Bayshore, and Racine, WI are approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing.
Associate Degree Nursing Program
The ADN Nursing program is offered at the Akron, Solon, Parma, Richmond, Virginia Beach,
Hampton, Wauwatosa, Bayshore, and Racine campuses. The Ohio Board of Nursing views Akron
as a stand-alone program and the Solon and Parma campuses are viewed as one program. The
Akron and Solon/Parma associate degree nursing programs have provisional approval by the
Ohio Board of Nursing. The Virginia Board of Nursing views Hampton, Richmond and Virginia
Beach campuses as stand-alone programs. The Hampton associate degree nursing program has
initial approval from the Virginia Board of Nursing. The Richmond associate degree nursing
program has approval from the Virginia Board of Nursing. The Virginia Beach associate
degree nursing program has conditional approval with terms and conditions from the
Virginia Board of Nursing. The Wauwatosa and Bayshore campuses are viewed as one program
and are approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
The associate nursing program at Bryant & Stratton College at the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding these programs at
*The associate degree in nursing is offered in three states at Akron, Parma and Solon,
OH; Wauwatosa, Bayshore and Racine, WI; Hampton, Richmond, and Virginia Beach, VA
The Bryant & Stratton College RN-BSN program is offered at Parma OH, Richmond, VA, and the Online Education Division located in Orchard Park, NY. The RN-BSN degree programs at Parma OH, Richmond, VA, and the Online Education Division located in Orchard Park, NY are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791. www.ccneaccreditation.org
The Bryant & Stratton College baccalaureate degree in nursing offered at the Parma, OH, Wauwatosa, Racine and Bayshore, WI campuses are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. (202) 887-6791. www.ccneaccreditation.org. The nursing generalist bachelor’s program in Parma has approval from the Ohio Board of Nursing. The nursing generalist bachelor’s program in Bayshore, Racine, and Wauwatosa has approval from the Wisconsin Board of Nursing
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
The Occupational Therapy Assistant programs at Wauwatosa, Greece, Solon, and Syracuse are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE can be contacted via phone at (301) 652-AOTA or via the web at www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the Wauwatosa, Greece, Solon, and Syracuse 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).
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
The Physical Therapist Assistant Programs at Bryant & Stratton College-Parma, Southtowns, Syracuse, and Wauwatosa Campuses are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call the Parma Campus at 216-265-3151; the Southtowns Campus at 716-677-9500; the Syracuse Campus at 315-472-6603; the Wauwatosa Campus at 414-302-7000.
Medical Assisting Program
The Medical Assisting programs offered at Albany, Amherst, Akron, Bayshore, Buffalo, Cleveland Downtown, Solon, Greece, Hampton, Henrietta, Parma, Racine, 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
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole , FL 33775
Certain state certification and licensure boards may have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or non-governmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation. Unless otherwise specified, Bryant & Stratton College’s programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed as above, Bryant & Stratton College has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations or professions. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states. You are responsible for understanding the requirements of licensure or certification procedures specific for your desired career path. Such requirements may change during the course of your education. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Bryant & Stratton College cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the College having appropriate accreditation or licensure.