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 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.
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.
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.
SEVP-certified school is a college, university, seminary, conservatory, high school, private elementary school, private middle school, other academic or vocational institution, or language training program in the United States that has applied for and received certification to enroll F and/or M nonimmigrant students.
University of the Potomac’s Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degree programs are approved by the Veterans Administration for veteran training. Also approved are the following certificate programs:
- Advanced Certificates: Business Accounting, General Management, Government Contract Management, Health Systems Management, Information Systems Management, International Business, and Network Security Management.
- Certificates: Accounting Clerical Support, General Business, Information Assurance, Information Network Security Management, International Studies, Office Application Support, Project Management.
The University is an approved member of the Service members’ Opportunity Colleges (SOC).