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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 04/17/2014

The directory of institutions provides information on institutions accredited by the Commission, those holding candidate for accreditation status, and those that previously held status, but have since closed, merged, or had their status withdrawn. It includes the Statement of Affiliation Status and Organizational Profile for each currently accredited and candidate institution, any Public Disclosure Notices that have been issued, and the most recent action letters from reaffirmations of accreditation occurring after June 2013.

Information provided on the Statement of Affiliation Status reflects the most recent actions of the Commission. The Commission has a multi-level decision process. Any institutional changes that are currently under review are not made public until final action has been taken.

**During the transition to the new Pathways model for reaffirmation of accreditation, some scheduled events are not displayed on this version of the Statement of Affiliation Status. Institutions can refer to the transition maps in the Open and Standard Pathways booklets for the timing of reviews. Institutions that have questions about other scheduled events should contact their HLC staff liaison.**

Everest College Phoenix

10400 N. 25th Ave., Suite 190
Phoenix, AZ 85021
(602) 942-4141 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Edward Johnson, President
Name change notes: Academy of Business College to Rhodes College (8/29/00) to Everest College (4/1/02)
HLC Institution ID: 2085
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Candidacy Date(s): 02/26/1993 - 08/07/1997
Accreditation Date(s): 08/08/1997

Summary of Commission Review

Accreditation notes: The U.S. Department of Education has issued a draft program report that identified several findings regarding the handling of Title IV financial aid by Everest College Phoenix. The Department characterized certain of its findings as misrepresentation to students as well as evidence of an intentional evasion of the 90/10 regulations applicable to proprietary institutions. The College disagreed and filed a response to the Department. If the final Program Review Determination from the U.S. Department of Education contains any findings of fraud, misrepresentation or other breach of integrity, the Commission will immediately initiate a Reconsideration process under Commission Policy 2.5(f) that may result in a Reconsideration of the action in November 2011 to remove Show-Cause or may result in the imposition of other monitoring, sanctions or withdrawal of accreditation, as determined by the Board.

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2013 - 2014
     • Action Letter (PDF)

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation:

Last Date of Information Change: 01/13/2014

Control: Private FP
Degrees Awarded (details below): Certificate, Associates, Bachelors

Stipulations on Affiliation Status:

Program offerings at the Bachelor’s level are limited to Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Nursing and Small Business Management. Degree offering of AAS in Nursing is limited to the Phoenix campus
Approval of New Degree Locations:
Prior Commission approval required.
Approval of Distance and Correspondence Courses and Programs:
The institution has been approved under Commission policy to offer up to 100% of its total degree programs through distance education. The processes for expanding distance education are defined in other Commission documents.

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 08/17/2013)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 1,072   805
Graduate: 0   0
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   0  

Degree Programs (last updated: 08/17/2013)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 7   761
Bachelors Degrees 4   75
Masters Degrees 0   0
Specialist Degrees 0   0
Doctoral Degrees 0   0
Certificate Programs (last updated: 08/17/2013)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 5   432

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 08/17/2013)

In-State:   Campuses:   Everest College Phoenix--Mesa - Mesa, AZ;
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.