Institutional Accreditation

The Art Institute of Las Vegas is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award diplomas, associate’s degrees, and bachelor’s degrees. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACICS can be contacted at 1350 Eye Street, NW, Suite 560 Washington, DC 20005. Telephone: 1.202.336.6780.

Notice to Students and Prospective Students

At its August 2019 meeting, ACICS continued the Art Institute of Las Vegas on “show-cause” due to concerns that the Institute is in material noncompliance with accreditation standards. ACICS directed the school to demonstrate how it can continue to meet ACICS’s standards at an in-person hearing at its December 2019 meeting. During this time, The Art Institute of Las Vegas remains accredited, students remain eligible for Title IV funding, and students are not required to take any action.

ACICS previously placed the Institute on student achievement show-cause because of material noncompliance with placement standards, having reported a 49% on the 2018 Campus Accountability Report. The Drafting Technology and Design academic associate’s program and the Fashion and Retail Management bachelor’s program at the Art Institute of Las Vegas were previously placed on student achievement show-cause due to material noncompliance with the ACICS retention and placement rate standard of 60%.

Programmatic Accreditation

The Interior Design program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation,, 206 Grandville Ave., Ste. 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. The Associate of Science in Baking & Pastry, Associate of Science in Culinary Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Management programs are accredited by The Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.

State Licensing

The Art Institute of Las Vegas is licensed to operate by the Commission on Postsecondary Education; 8778 South Maryland Parkway, Suite 115, Las Vegas NV 89123; 1.702.486.7330.