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Quality, Trust, Integrity

Find out what our accreditation means for you

Accreditation is the standard against which colleges and universities are evaluated for the quality of their education and operating practices. Choosing Independence University means choosing a school that’s held to high standards set by trusted, nationally recognized accrediting agencies. We keep up with the latest teaching methods, technology, and employment trends to provide you with an excellent education.

Our Accreditors



Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges

Independence University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.


Contact Info:
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302
Arlington, VA 22201

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges

The Bachelor of Science Completion in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing Administration, and Master of Science in Nursing Education degree programs at Independence University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( www.ccneaccreditation.org).


The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

The Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy offered is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) (www.coarc.com). The Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy program has been placed on Probationary Accreditation as of November 2013.


Contact Info:
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX 76021-4244

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

RT Accredited Programs Outcomes

 Independence University and Our Commitment to Excellence

We Are a Non-profit, Accredited University

What does non-profit mean?

As a private, non-profit institution, we are independent. This means we’re uniquely suited to putting your needs first. It means that as a university we can invest in you, your instructors, your tools, your educational experience – not the other way around.

What does accredited mean?

Simply put, being accredited means that when you choose IU, you can feel good about your decision. It means you’ve chosen a university that’s committed to honesty, fairness, trust, and academic integrity.

Why does it matter?

There are plenty of colleges out there, and finding those that meet tough and rigorous standards can be difficult.  Having these credentials matters greatly when comparing universities and colleges, giving you the confidence you’ve made the right choice.

Military Affiliations


Yellow Ribbon

This benefit provides tuition help to veterans who are 100% eligible for the Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill and whose tuition and fees exceed the annual cap. Once you reach your annual cap, the Department of Veteran Affairs will cover half of your remaining tuition and fees for the fiscal year.



Independence University and DANTES will assist you to see if any of your military experience qualifies you to receive college credit. If you have qualifying credits from previous college attendance or qualifying military experience, you could save up to 75% of the time and cost of your associate’s or bachelor’s degree or up to 25% of your master’s degree.



This benefit provides educational assistance to active-duty servicemember spouses who are pursuing an associate’s degree or completing a certificate program. If eligible, you could qualify for a lifetime limit of up to $4,000, with a maximum of $2,000 per fiscal year of the Department of Defense (Oct. 1–Sept. 30).

High Value Education

At Independence University, we maintain a commitment honesty, trust, consistency, fairness and value in education. IU staff and faculty are accountable to one another, the higher education community, our students and graduates, and our employers and partners. What does this mean for you? It means you can be confident that a degree from IU delivers the value you’d expect from an accredited university with a 124 year history.

Continual Improvement

IU keeps up with the latest technology, career trends and employment demands to ensure a relevant and valuable education for today’s working professional. With the assistance of our Program Advisory Committee, comprised of dedicated executives from both small and large businesses, we continuously review and challenge our program offerings, curriculum, services, and operation.

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