Accreditation

Prescott College is a private, non-profit institution incorporated in the State of Arizona.

Prescott College has the following accreditation since 1984:

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
800.621.7440

Prescott College has the following accreditation since 1997:

Association for Experiential Education
PO Box 13246
Denver, CO 80201
303.440.8844

Prescott College has been licensed to offer degrees by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education since 1985 when the state legislature first required licensure for higher education institutions.

Prescott College is approved to offer online programs to students living in other states through the Arizona Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement since 2015. Please note: California residents enrolled in any of our distance programs may contact the California Department of Consumer Affairs Consumer Information Center for compliance support.
The Masters of Science in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health specialization is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

All teacher preparation programs offered by the College are evaluated by the Arizona Department of Education and approved by the Arizona State Board of Education.

Arizona State Board of Education
1700 W. Washington St. Executive Tower Suite #300
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602.542.5057

An Institutional Recommendation (IR) can be issued by Prescott College for teaching certification by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) if all program requirements have been met. The IR is a legal document that verifies completion of degree requirements for certification and eliminates the need for a course-by-course transcript evaluation by ADE. Prescott College may issue IR documents for students completing teacher certification programs at the bachelors, graduate, and post-baccalaureate levels of completion. Please review the certification program of interest for more information regarding specific program requirements in order to receive an Institutional Recommendation from Prescott College.

Arizona Residents

The Masters of Science in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health specialization meets the requirements for professional licensure in the State of Arizona. All Teacher Preparation Programs at Prescott College meet the requirements for professional licensure in the State of Arizona.

Out-of-State Residents

To learn about licensure for Counseling and Teaching in your state, click here.