Recent Decisions

As required by CEA and U.S. Department of Education policy, accreditation decisions must be made public.
Decisions which appear below and in the Archive of Recent Decisions are reflected in the directory of CEA-accredited sites

The following decisions were made at the August 2020 meeting of the Commission.

Five-year initial accreditation
Campus English Academy- Irvine, CA (institutional)
Mercer University English Language Institute- Atlanta, GA (programmatic)
Mohammed Al-Mana College for Medical Sciences Foundation Year Department Foundation English Language Program- Dammam, Saudi Arabia (general)
University of the Pacific UOPI English Language Institute- Stockton, CA (programmatic)

One-year initial accreditation
Saint Louis University English as a Second Language Program- St. Louis, MO (programmatic)

Initial accreditation of an additional branch location through April 2022
Zoni Language Centers Miami- Miami Beach, FL (institutional)

Four-year continued initial accreditation
Institute of Intensive English- Honolulu, HI (institutional)
Life USA Orlando- Orlando, FL (institutional)

Continued initial accreditation of an additional branch location through December 2023
Manhattan English Center- New York, NY (institutional)

Ten-year reaccreditation
Pittsburg State University Intensive English Program- Pittsburg, KS (programmatic)
Purdue University Northwest English Language Program- Hammond, IN (programmatic)
University of Houston Language and Culture Center- Houston, TX (programmatic)

Nine-year continued reaccreditation
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Cal Poly English Language Institute- Pomona, CA (programmatic)
Emporia State University Intensive English Program- Emporia, KS (programmatic)
inlingua Washington DC- Arlington, VA (institutional)
Internexus Indiana- Indianapolis, IN (institutional)
Language Pacifica- San Mateo, CA (institutional)
Tampa Language Center- Tampa, FL (institutional)

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation (closure)
LIC/LISMA Language Center Manhattan- New York, NY (institutional)
St Giles International New York City- New York, NY (institutional)
University of Tennessee at Martin Tennessee Intensive English Program - Martin, TN (programmatic)

Placed on probation
Hancock International College- Irvine, CA (institutional)
Columbia School of English- Portland, OR (institutional)

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

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation
Texas State University Texas State Intensive English (TSIE)- San Marcos, TX (programmatic) -eff. 5/31/2020  

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation (closure)
Intercultural Communications College Hawaii- Honolulu, HI (institutional) -eff. 5/31/2020
Ohio Northern University Intensive English Program- Ada, OH (programmatic) -eff. 1/31/2020
Saint Michael’s College Intensive English Program- Colchester, VT (programmatic) – eff. 7/2/2020


Executive Committee actions
The following notifications of voluntary withdrawal from accreditation were accepted by the Executive Committee, which performs certain actions
on behalf of the full Commission in the interim period between meetings.

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation (closure)                       
Ferris State University West Michigan English Language Institute WMELI– Big Rapids, MI (programmatic) -eff. 8/26/2020
LIC/LISMA Language Center Queens- New York, NY (institutional) – eff 9/5/2020
University of Washington Intensive English Program- Seattle, WA (programmatic) -eff. 8/31/2020



April 2020

December 2019

August 2019

April 2019

December 2018

August 2018

April 2018

December 2017

August 2017

April/May 2017

December 2016

August 2016

April 2016

December 2015

August 2015

April 2015

December 2014


See the Denial Actions page for information about denials and site responsive comments, if applicable.