Carrington College California Changes Name to Carrington College

Regional accreditor ACCJC/WASC approves request to update institution’s name

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--()--Carrington College California has obtained approval from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC) to change the name of the institution’s operating entity to Carrington College, effective July 16, 2014.

As the starting point for health care careers, Carrington College offers a diverse range of degree and certificate programs at 17 campuses located in California, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington.

“It’s been a month filled with exciting changes at Carrington,” said Jeff Akens, president of Carrington College. “Changing our name to Carrington College is another indicator that we are operating under one accrediting body. It may seem like a small change, but it marks another significant milestone in our journey to be one institution.”

On July 3, 2014, Carrington College obtained approval from ACCJC/WASC to consolidate 10 locations operating as Carrington College into Carrington College California’s accreditation and network of campuses. Before joining ACCJC/WASC, those locations operated under the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

About Carrington College

Carrington College offers a diverse range of programs that lead to a Certificate of Achievement or Associate of Science degree. As the starting point for healthcare careers, the college offers programs that prepare students for careers in the medical, dental and veterinary fields. More than 90,000 certificates and degrees have been earned by career-ready professionals at Carrington College to date. Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org.

Additionally, many of the programs at the college are accredited by specialized accrediting bodies, which focus on specific occupational fields. Programmatic accreditation varies by campus; please check the website or catalog for accreditation information. The college provides employment-focused, outcome-based, postsecondary education and training.

Carrington College is a part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV), a global provider of educational services. For more information about Carrington College, visit http://carrington.edu/.

Contacts

Carrington College
Veronica Biczo, 602-845-2527
Manager, Public Relations
vbiczo@Carrington.edu

Release Summary

Carrington College California has obtained approval from ACCJC/WASC to change the name of the institution’s operating entity to Carrington College, effective July 16, 2014.

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Contacts

Carrington College
Veronica Biczo, 602-845-2527
Manager, Public Relations
vbiczo@Carrington.edu