ACBSP reaffirms accreditation for GCU business programs

June 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The accreditation of GCU’s Colangeo College of Business has been reaffirmed by ACBSP. Its first accreditation by the group was in 1995. The University is required to go through the reaffirmation process every 10 years.

GCU Press Release

Accreditation for the Colangelo College of Business programs at Grand Canyon University has been reaffirmed by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Accreditation by the ACBSP Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners certifies that the teaching and learning processes offered through CCOB meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP. Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs.

The business programs at GCU were first accredited by ACBSP in 1995. The University is required to go through the reaffirmation process every 10 years to maintain accreditation.

“Grand Canyon University has shown their commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer Dr. Steve Parscale, who will present the Certificate of Reaffirmation of Accreditation at ACBSP Conference 2017 in Anaheim, Calif. on June 26. “This reaffirmation of accreditation is evidence that Grand Canyon University Colangelo College of Business is committed to maintaining the highest quality business education for their students for the next 10 years, just as they have done since 1995.”

In addition to continued accreditation, GCU also received accreditation from ACBSP for its Doctor of Business Administration program.

The ACBSP reaffirmation of accreditation comes on the heels of a series of positive regulatory outcomes the University has received in the past year, including from the Higher Learning Commission, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Association of Theological Schools, NCAA Athletics and the Veterans Administration.

“The reaccreditation by ACBSP is a testament to the hard work of our CCOB faculty and staff as well as the advisory board members who are integral to the direction of our business college,” said Brian Mueller, president of GCU. “We continue to set high standards to maintain and improve the institutional performance that GCU is known for.”


About Grand Canyon University: Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is Arizona’s premier private Christian university. GCU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers more than 200 academic programs for both traditional undergraduate students and working professionals. The University’s curriculum emphasizes interaction with classmates, both in-person and online, and individual attention from instructors while fusing academic rigor with Christian values to help students find their purpose and become skilled, caring professionals. For more information, visit

About ACBSP: ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence in the accreditation of business education programs throughout the world. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at more than 1,200 campuses in 60 countries. FAQs / Accreditation FAQs.

Bob Romantic, GCU Executive Director of Communications, 602-639-7611, or [email protected]
Melinda Dorning, ACBSP Director of Marketing and Communications, 913-339-9356, or [email protected]

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