Agora University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
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The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CHEA is the leading non-governmental recognition for accrediting associations. A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
THE EUROPEAN UNION
Agora University’s programs are fully accredited in the European Union through our collaboration and accreditation agreement with the Catholic University of Murcia, Spain. UCAM is not recognized by the USDE.
State Exemptions & Certifications
State of Virginia
Agora University is a religious institution exempt from state regulation and oversight in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
State of California
Agora University (formerly St. Cyril Society) is exempt as a religious institution in the State of California, and operates under the Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, California Education Code (CEC) Section 94874 (e) of the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).
State of Arizona
Agora University is not required to obtain state authorization in Arizona since the university has no physical presence in Arizona as defined by A.R.S. § 32-3001(5).
State of Connecticut
Agora University is not required to be licensed by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education since the institution does not have a physical presence in Connecticut.
State of Illinois
Agora University is not required to be licensed by the Illinois Department of Higher Education since the institution does not have a physical presence in Illinois.
State of Kansas
Agora University is not required to be licensed by the Kansas Board of Regents since the institution does not have a physical presence in Kansas.
State of Louisiana
Agora University is not regulated by the Louisiana Board of Regents since it offers courses and programs fully online and does not maintain physical facilities in the State of Louisiana.
State of Massachusetts
Agora University is not required to seek licensure with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to enroll residents of Massachusetts into online courses and programs.
State of New Jersey
Agora University is not required to seek licensure with the New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education to enroll residents of New Jersey into online courses and programs.
State of North Carolina
Agora University is not required to seek licensure with the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina to enroll residents of North Carolina into online programs.
State of South Carolina
Agora University is exempt as a religious institution by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.
State of Montana
Agora University is exempt from authorization as it meets the requirements set forth in 34 CFR § 600.9 b. 2 by the State of Montana University System.
Agora University is not currently pursuing state authorization in other States and has no students who reside in those states.
Additionally, Agora in unable to accept applications for admissions from the states where it is not licensed or exempt.