Recent Decisions

As required by CEA and U.S. Department of Education policy, accreditation decisions must be made public.  The following decisions were made at the April 2017 Commission meeting. These decisions are reflected in the complete list of CEA accredited programs and institutions.

Granted 5-year initial accreditation
  • Western Washington University Intensive English Program- Bellingham, WA
 Granted 1-year initial accreditation
  • American Harbor College ESL Program- Orange, CA
  • Atlantis University Atlantis Language Institute- Miami, FL
  • Creighton University Intensive English Program- Omaha, NE
  • Excel English Institute- Dallas TX
  • Santis Educational Services Intensive English Program- Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  Granted initial accreditation of an additional branch through December 2018
  • Campus Education Midtown- New York, NY
  • Internexus Los Angeles- Culver City, CA
  • Uceda International Falls Church, VA- Falls Church, VA
  • Uceda School of Elizabeth, NJ- Elizabeth, NJ
 Granted 4-year continued initial accreditation
  • American One English Schools- Salt Lake City, UT
  • DePaul University English Language Academy- Chicago, IL
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Embry-Riddle Language Institute (ERLI)- Daytona Beach, FL
  • Miami International Language Academy (MILA)- North Miami Beach, FL
  • Shabaka Training Preparatory Year Deanship English Program at King Faisal University- Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
  • Southeast Missouri State University Intensive English Programs- Cape Girardeau, MO
  • University of San Diego English Language Academy- San Diego, CA
 Granted continued initial accreditation of an additional branch through April 2020
  • The ESL School at NYFA (ESN), Los Angeles- Burbank, CA
  • The ESL School at NYFA (ESN), New York- New York, NY
 Granted 10-year re-accreditation
  • University of Illinois at Chicago Tutorium in Intensive English- Chicago, IL
  • University of Miami Intensive English Program- Coral Gables, FL
  • University of Pittsburgh English Language Institute- Pittsburgh, PA
  • Utah State University Intensive English Language Institute- Logan, UT
 Granted 1-year re-accreditation
  • Istanbul Technical University School of Foreign Languages English Preparatory Programs- Istanbul, Turkey
  • Utah Valley University Intensive English Program- Orem, UT
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute Intensive English Program- Blacksburg, VA
 Granted 9-year continued re-accreditation
  • Bluedata International Institute- New York, NY
  • University of Central Florida English Language Institute, Orlando, FL
 Appeals update: Original Denial August 2016
  • American Language Academy – Miami (denial upheld, denial final)

Note: The following decisions were made at the May 2017 Commission meeting. 

Granted initial accreditation of an additional branch through December 2018
  • Campus Education Times Square - New York, NY
  • LISMA ESL Center- Queens - Flushing, NY
  • International Academy of English (IAE) Newport Beach - Newport Beach, CA
Expiration of term of accreditation
  • ESL School at NYFA South Beach- Miami, FL
  • King Saud University College of Language and Translation (COLT) English Program- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation (closure)
  • American Language Academy- Boston - Brookline, MA
  • American Language Academy- California - Garden Grove, CA
  • American Language Academy- Lincoln Memorial University - Harrogate, TN
  • LCI Kansas City- Parkville, MO
  • Madison English as a Second Language School (MESLS) - Madison, WI
  • Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute at Radford University Intensive English Program- Radford, VA





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