Accreditation and Authorization

The American Academy of Art is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA) (230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413, 1.800.621.7440, 

Also, the American Academy of Art is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
(2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302 Arlington, VA 22201, 703-247-4212,

The Academy is granted authority by the Illinois Board of Higher Education to award Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. The Academy is an eligible institution under government-insured student loan and grant programs. It is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students and is approved by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

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