Educational Accreditation

Schiller International University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, a National Accrediting Agency, recognized by CHEA, to award Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s level degrees.

ACICS Address:
750 First Street, NE, Suite 980
Washington, DC 20002-4241
Telephone: 202-336-6780

Tampa Bay Campus

Schiller International University, Tampa Bay, Florida Campus, is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at:

325 West Gaines Street, STE 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Toll-free telephone: 1-888-224-6684

Madrid Campus

Schiller International University Madrid Campus is recognized by the Consejería de Educacion y Culturá de la Comunidad de Madrid (local higher education authorities).

Paris Campus

Schiller International University (Paris Campus) is registered at the Rectorat de l’Academie de Paris as Etablissement d’Enseignement Superieur Prive.

Heidelberg Campus

Schiller International University’s Heidelberg Campus degree programs have been reviewed for quality and conformity to the programmatic standards set forth by the German accrediting council and have received the “Certification of Accreditation” by the German accrediting agency EVALAG. SIU is authorized by the Ministry of Science, Culture and Research to offer its American degree programs within the State of Baden Württemberg as per § 72 Section 3 Landeshochschulgesetz.

Schiller International University – University of Roehampton

Schiller International University has a cooperation agreement with the University of Roehampton, enabling students to earn two degrees from one program of study. (Please see University of Roehampton section in the University Catalog located in the Download Center for details).

Student Disclosure

On December 12, 2016, the U S Department of Education announced their final decision to remove federal recognition of the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) Accrediting Agency. All Schools accredited by ACICS have been given an 18-month time frame through June 12 2018 to find a new accrediting agency to maintain eligibility to receive funds under Title IV, HEA programs. If Schiller International University does not obtain accreditation within the 18 month period, then Schiller International University would no longer be eligible to receive funds under the Title IV, HEA programs. Schiller International University will be under the direct supervision of the U S Department of Education which deems the institution to hold recognized accreditation and students will remain under the Federal Student Aid Program during the 18 months.

In anticipating this decision Schiller International University has been actively working with other federally recognized Accrediting Agencies and expects to complete the process within the 18-month time frame.

Any Schiller International University student who has a complaint relating to Title IV eligibility or administration, the quality of education received at the Schiller International University, or otherwise relating to the accreditation standards of its former accrediting agency can submit that complaint to the following:

Schiller International University
8560 Ulmerton Road
Largo, Florida 33771
Telephone: 727-736-5082

Commission for Independent Education
325 W. Gaines St, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Telephone: 850-245-3200 or 888 224-6684

Office of Attorney General
Office of Consumer Affairs, State of Florida
The Capitol PL-01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050