Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

The Art Institute of Houston, including its branch campuses — The Art Institute of Houston — North, The Art Institute of Austin, and The Art Institute of San Antonio, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The Art Institute of Houston.

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Programmatic Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Management, the Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts, the Associate of Applied Science degree in Baking & Pastry, and Diploma programs in Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry are accredited by The Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation. 

The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design is accredited by the Council/or Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, Ml, 49503.

The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The BFA in Interior Design granted by The Art Institute of Houston meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit: https://www.cidq.org/eliqibility-requirements.

State Licensing

The Art Institute of Houston, The Art Institute of Austin, and The Art Institute of San Antonio hold Certificates of Authorization acknowledging exemption from Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regulations.

These schools are all authorized under Federal Law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.