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DigiPen Institute of Technology is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), a recognized institutional accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

ACCSC accredits private post-secondary institutions that primarily educate students for technical and occupational careers. ACCSC’s mission is to serve as a reliable authority on educational quality and to promote enhanced opportunities for students by establishing, sustaining, and enforcing valid standards and practices which contribute to the development of a highly trained and competitive workforce through quality career-oriented education. ACCSC accredits more than 650 post-secondary, trade, and technical schools that provide education to over 150,000 students in a wide variety of technical programs each year. Learn more about ACCSC accreditation at

Degree Authorization

In accordance with the Degree-Granting Institutions Act Regulations (WAC 250-61-060 (3)), institutions that meet certain criteria are eligible for exemption from degree authorization. DigiPen Institute of Technology is considered to be an eligible institution exempted from degree authorization requirements by the Washington Student Achievement Council effective November 1, 2012.

ABET Accreditation

Two of the degree programs offered at DigiPen Institute of Technology are additionally accredited by ABET:

ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental accrediting agency for programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. ABET is recognized as an accreditor by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Learn more at