1. Institutional Accreditation

      The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

       

      Program Accreditation

      The Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management is accredited by The Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.

      The Interior Design program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Ave., Ste. 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

      State Licensing

      The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to confer the Bachelor of Science degrees, Associate of Science degrees and diplomas. The Department of Education can be reached by writing to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Education Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17126, or by telephone at 1-717-783-6788.

      The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is licensed by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, 100 North Union Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104-3758.

      The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is licensed by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, 401 Adams Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36104-4340.

      The Art Institute of Pittsburgh programs are exempt from the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education authorization as an online or distance delivered program and the institution does not have a physical presence in the state. The exemption from authorization is a provisions under 20 AAC 17.015(a)(5).

      The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board has granted The Art Institute of Pittsburgh certification of the following degree programs by distance technology: Bachelor of Science in Advertising, Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management, Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science in Game Art and Design, Bachelor of Science in Fashion & Retail Management, Bachelor of Science in Hotel & Restaurant Management, Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, Bachelor of Science in Media Arts & Animation, Bachelor of Science in Photography, and Bachelor of Science in Web Design & Interactive Media. Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution or program. Such certification merely indicates that certain criteria have been met as required under the rules and regulations implementing institutional and program certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301.

      The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is authorized by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission, 2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220, Tucker, Georgia 30084-4113, (770) 414-3300.

      The Kansas Board of Regents has approved The Art Institute of Pittsburgh to operate in the State of Kansas. The Kansas Board of Regents may be contacted at the following address: Kansas Board of Regents, Private Postsecondary Education Division, 1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 520, Topeka, Kansas 66612-1368 Telephone: (785) 296-3421 Fax: (785) 296-0983.

      The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission as an Out-of-State Institution of Higher Education offering online education.

      The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

      The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is licensed by the New Mexico Higher Education Department, 2048 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505-2100. (505) 476 – 8400. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh has met the requirements of Utah Code Ann. §13-34-107.5 to be an exempt institution required under 34 C.F.R. 600.9 to be legally authorized by the State of Utah.

      The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is licensed by the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board which can be contacted at 201 West Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, P.O. Box 8696, Madison, Wisconsin 53708. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is licensed by the Wyoming Department of Education, 2300 Capitol Avenue, Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002-0050.

      For Maryland Residents

      If a complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the institution’s complaint procedures, the student may file a complaint with the Maryland Attorney General. Complaints should be directed to:
      Maryland Attorney General
      Consumer Protection Division
      200 St. Paul St.
      Baltimore, MD 21202
      410-528-8662 or 888-743-0823 (toll free)

      The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General or the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

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