Voluntary Withdrawal from ACEN Accreditation

Accreditation is a voluntary, self-regulatory process by which non-governmental agencies recognize educational institutions or programs that have been found to meet or exceed standards and criteria for educational quality. A governing organization seeking initial or continuing accreditation of its nursing program(s) may withdraw from the accreditation process at any time. Within 30 days of receiving official written notification from a governing organization, the ACEN will notify the U.S. Department of Education, the governing organization’s accrediting agency, appropriate state regulatory agencies, and the public of the decision to withdraw from accreditation. If a program allows its accreditation to lapse, the ACEN will consider the program to be voluntarily withdrawn and proceed with notifications within 30 days of the lapse.

Governing Organization

Program Type

Voluntary Withdrawal

Allen College
Waterloo, IA
Master’s June 30, 2013
Barton College
Wilson, NC
Baccalaureate March 24, 2014
Canadian Valley Technology Center
Chickasha, OK
Practical December 31, 2013
Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology
Pleasant Gap, PA
Practical June 30, 2014
El Camino College
Torrance, CA
Associate March 10, 2014
Los Angeles Pierce College
Woodland Hills, CA
Associate December 31, 2014
Methodist College
Peoria, IL
Baccalaureate December 31, 2013
Pennsylvania College of Technology North Campus
Wellsboro, PA
Practical December 31, 2013
Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT
Baccalaureate February 18, 2014
Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT
Master’s February 18, 2014
Saint Mary’s College
Notre Dame, IN
Baccalaureate June 30, 2013
Salem Community College
Carneys Point, NJ
Practical June 30, 2014
Salve Regina University
Newport, RI
Baccalaureate June 30, 2013
Santa Fe College
Gainesville, FL
Practical June 30, 2014
University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA
Baccalaureate January 1, 2014
University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA
Master’s January 1, 2014
Effective: March 2014