ACCREDITATION, AUTHORIZATION & APPROVALS

Accreditation

American Business and Technology University (ABTU) is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and it is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Click here to verify ABTU on the Council for Higher Education Accreditation [CHEA] website 

Click here to view approval status from the U.S. Department of Education

Click here to view facts about the Distance Education Accrediting Commission [DEAC]

Helpful information when choosing a post secondary/higher education school:

View this publication provided by CHEA: “Accreditation Matters, Ask before You Decide”

View the following videos about the importance of accreditation:

State Authorizations

Missouri

American Business and Technology University (ABTU) is certified to operate by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education & Workforce Development (MDHEWD).  ABTU is Missouri’s first accredited online institution.

Other States
American Business and Technology University (ABTU) is exempt in nearly every state as a distance education provider and is also approved by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 – WIOA (replacing the former Workforce Investment Act of 1998 – WIA) as a qualified provider in many states.  Inquire at your local unemployment office to confirm approval in your state.

Affiliations & Memberships

Faculty Memberships

ABTU faculty members belong to the following educational associations and organizations:

  • American Association of Adult and Continuing Education
  • Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals

Professional Affiliations

ABTU is a member of the following community organizations:

  • Chamber of Commerce, St. Joseph, MO
  • Better Business Bureau

Military Affiliations

  • Approved to accept Veterans Affairs Benefits
    • GI Bill
    • Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Approved to accept Department of Defense Benefits
    • Active Duty Tuition Assistance
    • MyCAA