Accreditation and Licensure

Woodmont College was founded in 2011, achieved state licensure in 2012, and achieved institutional accreditation in 2018. In 2020, Woodmont College was reaccredited by the DEAC until 2025. Woodmont College is authorized in all 50 states of the United States.

2011

Naaleh College was founded

2012

Naaleh College achieved state licensure

2018

Naaleh College achieved institutional accreditation

2020

Naaleh College was reaccredited by the DEAC until 2025

2021

Naaleh College was renamed to Woodmont College

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a private, voluntary, non-governmental peer-review process that reviews the educational quality of an institution or program. In the United States, accreditation is the primary means of assuring educational quality. Accreditation status confirms that an institution has voluntarily undergone a comprehensive self-study and peer examination that demonstrates the institution meets standards of accreditation.

Woodmont College 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. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

In 2018, Woodmont College received its

Accreditation by the DEAC

The DEAC is an accrediting agency recognized
by the U.S. Department of Education

Why is Accreditation Important?

Accreditation provides students, prospective students, and the general public with information about the quality of an institution or program. It is important to make sure that the institution will provide you the education program and preparation for the career you are choosing. Accreditation provides this assurance and information about an institution. It is very important to know the accreditation status of the institution and whether an individual program requires a special accreditation status within a specific profession. It is important to remember that institutional accreditation does not mean that an individual program is accredited (e.g., nursing, law, teaching, occupational therapy, veterinary medicine).

Click here to view Woodmont College’s DEAC Consumer Information Disclosure Form

A national advocate and institutional voice for academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is a U.S. association of degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. CHEA is the only national organization focused exclusively on higher education accreditation.

Woodmont College has been approved by the State of Florida to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, commonly known as SARA, provides a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.  When states join SARA, they agree to follow uniform processes for approving their eligible institutions’ participation.  They also agree to deal with other states’ SARA institutions in a common way when those institutions carry out activities in SARA states other than their own.

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, in collaboration with the four regional higher education compacts, was established to develop and implement an effective and efficient reciprocal state-level authorization process for postsecondary distance education. Its mission is to provide broad access to postsecondary education opportunities to students across the country, to increase the quality and value of higher learning credentials earned via distance education, and to assure students are well served in a rapidly changing education landscape.

The California Education Code provides that all private postsecondary educational institutions with a physical presence in the state of California must apply for approval to operate with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (Bureau).

Effective July 1, 2017, certain out-of-state private postsecondary educational institutions must register with the Bureau, pay a $1,500 registration fee and submit required documentation. Out-of-state institutions that register with the Bureau will also be required to collect Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) assessments from students who are California residents or enrolled in a residency program, and to otherwise comply with STRF regulations.

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