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Accreditation + State Authorization

Accreditation ensures that our programs help students to develop and practice their art, while also equipping them with the necessary tools to succeed in the real world.

Since 2000, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413
Phone: 800.621.7440 / 312.263.0456. Fax: 312.263.7462.

RMCAD is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Additionally, some programs are accredited by professional or specialized organizations. View information on specialized accreditation here

RMCAD is authorized to award degrees by the State of Colorado Department of Higher Education, Colorado Commission on Higher Education. 

Colorado Department of Higher Education
1600 Broadway, Suite 2200
Denver, CO 80202
Main: (303) 862-3001
Fax: (303) 996-1329 

RMCAD is approved to participate in member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) to offer distance education program to students in member states. Click here for more information.

Join us in celebrating RMCAD’s 60th anniversary this school year! Learn more here.

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