Recent Decisions

As required by CEA and U.S. Department of Education policy, accreditation decisions must be made public. These decisions are reflected in the complete list of CEA accredited programs and institutions.

The following notification of closure was accepted by CEA effective January 23, 2018

  • University Language Institute- Tulsa, OK (institutional)

The following notification of closure was accepted by CEA effective January 15, 2018

  • Inlingua Florida Fort Lauderdale- Fort Lauderdale, FL (institutional)

The following decisions were made at the December 2017 Commission meeting.

Five-year initial accreditation
  • Bahçeşehir University English Preparatory Program- Istanbul, Turkey (general)
  • The English Island- Atlanta, GA (institutional)
  • Institute for Academic and Career English- Palm Beach Gardens, FL (institutional)
  • Ohio University Ohio Program of Intensive English - Athens, OH (programmatic)
Four-year continued initial accreditation
  • New York English Center - New York, NY (institutional)
  • University of Montana English Language Institute- Missoula, MT (programmatic)
  • West Virginia University Intensive English Program- Morgantown, WV (programmatic)
Initial accreditation of an additional branch location through August 2019
  • English USA Internexus Las Vegas- Las Vegas, NV (institutional)
  • Language On Orlando- Orlando, FL (institutional)
  • Open Hearts Language Academy Boca Raton- Coconut Creek, FL (institutional)
Ten-year reaccreditation
  • Academia Language School- Honolulu, HI (institutional)
  • Arkansas State University English Learning Academy- Jonesboro, AR (programmatic)
  • Duquesne University English as a Second Language Program- Pittsburgh, PA (programmatic)
  • Indiana University Bloomington Intensive English Program- Bloomington, IN (programmatic)
  • INTERLINK Language Center at Valparaiso University- Valparaiso, IN (institutional)
  • Portland English Language Academy- Portland, OR (institutional)
  • University of Idaho American Language and Culture Program- Moscow, ID (programmatic
  • University of Kansas Applied English Center- Lawrence, KS (programmatic)
  • University of South Florida English Language Program- Tampa, FL (programmatic)
One-year reaccreditation
  • A F International College Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA   (institutional)
  • A F International College Westlake Village- Westlake Village, CA (institutional)
  • English Language and Culture Institute (ELCI) Monmouth- Monmouth, OR (institutional)
  • LCI (Language Consultants International) Houston- Houston, TX (institutional)
  • RIA (Roosevelt International Academy) English Language Institute- Providence, RI (institutional)
  • Spanish-American Institute - New York, NY (institutional) 
  • Taylor University Institute for English Language Studies - Upland, IN (programmatic)
  • University of Connecticut American English Language Institute (UCAELI) Intensive English Program- Storrs, CT (programmatic)
  • Weber State University Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) Department- Ogden, UT (programmatic)
Nine-year continued reaccreditation
  • St. Giles International New York City- New York, NY (institutional)
  • Main Street Schoolhouse Language Institute- Hamilton, OH (institutional)
Other Commission Actions

Following CEA’s policies and procedures, the full Commission is required to review and vote to accept actions which are not accreditation decisions.

Expiration of term of accreditation
  • Uceda School of West Palm Beach 2- Palm Springs, FL (institutional)
Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation (closure)
  • International English Institute- Nashville, TN (institutional)
  • Spring International Language Center Denver- Denver, CO (institutional)
  • TIEP (Texas Intensive English Program) at Lamar- Beaumont, TX (institutional)

The Commission was notified of the following Executive Committee actions taken on behalf of the full Commission in the interim period between meetings.

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation
  • Lone Star College North Harris ESOL Program- Houston, TX (programmatic)

August 2017

April/May 2017

December 2016

August 2016

April 2016

December 2015

August 2015

April 2015

December 2014


 Denial Actions contains information about denials and site responses.