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DigiPen Institute of Technology is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

ACCSC accredits private post-secondary institutions that primarily educate students for technical and occupational careers. ACCSC’s mission is to serve as a reliable authority on educational quality and to promote enhanced opportunities for students by establishing, sustaining, and enforcing valid standards and practices which contribute to the development of a highly trained and competitive workforce through quality career-oriented education.

ACCSC is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the designated institutional accrediting body for over 650 post-secondary, trade, and technical schools that provide education to over 150,000 students in a wide variety of technical programs each year. Learn more about ACCSC accreditation at

Degree Authorization

In accordance with the Degree-Granting Institutions Act Regulations (WAC 250-61-060 (3)), institutions that meet certain criteria are eligible for exemption from degree authorization. DigiPen Institute of Technology is considered to be an eligible institution exempted from degree authorization requirements by the Washington Student Achievement Council effective November 1, 2012.

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