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Schools of Excellence

This award recognizes ACCSC-accredited institutions for their efforts in demonstrating a high level of achievement among their students and a commitment to the accreditation process.

The School of Excellence Award recognizes ACCSC-accredited institution for their commitment to the expectations and rigors of ACCSC accreditation, as well as the efforts made by the institution in maintaining high-levels of achievement among their students.

  • In order to be eligible for the School of Excellence Award, an ACCSC-accredited institution must meet the conditions of renewing accreditation without any finding of non-compliance, satisfy all requirements necessary to be in good standing with the Commission, and demonstrate that the majority of the schools’ student graduation and graduate employment rates for all programs offered meet or exceed the average rates of graduation and employment among all ACCSC-accredited institutions. 

The 2017 Schools of Excellence will be  recognized by ACCSC at the 2017 Professional Development Conference taking place September 25-27, 2017 in Reston, Virginia. 


2017 Schools of Excellence


Atlantis University
Miami, Florida

Automotive Training Center
Warminster, Pennsylvania

Bidwell Training Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Capri College
Waterloo, Iowa

Erie Institute of Technology
Erie, Pennsylvania

Gemological Institute of America
Carlsbad, California

Great Lakes Institute of Technology
Erie, Pennsylvania

NTMA Training Center of Southern California
Santa Fe Springs, California

Perry Technical Institute
Yakima, Washington

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy
Keller, Texas

Triangle Tech
Erie, Pennsylvania

Universal Technical Institute
Irving, Texas

Universal Technical Institute of Pennsylvania
Exton, Pennsylvania

West Coast Ultrasound Institute
Phoenix, Arizona

Western Technical Institute
El Paso, Texas