Institutional Accreditation

The Art Institute of Philadelphia is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000).
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Programmatic Accreditation

The Associate of Science in Culinary Arts degree program is accredited by The Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation. The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design degree program is accredited by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). NKBA can be contacted at 687 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840,1-800-THE-NKBA, The Interior Design program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation,, 206 Grandville Ave., Ste. 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

State Licensing

The Art Institute of Philadelphia is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to confer the Bachelor of Science degrees, Associate of Science degrees and diplomas. The Department of Education can be reached by writing to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, department of Education Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17126, or by telephone at 1-717-783-6788.