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Is Carrington College legitimate?

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Is Carrington College legitimate?

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Carrington College, originally founded in 1967, is a legitimate school that offers health care certificates and associates degrees. Carrington Colleges are located in eight different states, including Arizona, California, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.

The easiest way to assess a school's legitimacy and quality is through accreditation. To become accredited, a school must be rigorously reviewed by an accreditation body to establish educational quality and demonstrate they meet common standards favored by specific fields.

Carrington College is accredited by several accreditation bodies, including the:

  • Overall accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC).
  • Several programs across various campuses also have earned programmatic accreditation from the:
    • Commission on Dental Accreditation - dental hygiene
    • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) - medical assisting
    • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) - medical assisting
    • Joint Review Committee on Education Radiologic Technology - medical radiography
    • Commission on Accreditation Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) - physical therapist
    • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
      • Practical nursing (Boise)
      • Registered nursing (Albuquerque & Reno)
      • Registered nursing (Phoenix - accredited with conditions)
    • Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
    • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) - surgical technology, and
    • American Veterinary Medical Association - veterinary technology

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