Accreditation The North Coast College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, Virginia 22201; 703.247.4212). ACCSC is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is recognized by the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE). Our accreditation with ACCSC serves an essential role in institutional and programmatic quality assurance. It is a critical component of the regulatory “triad” which includes federal and state government agencies that are responsible for the oversight of higher education institutions. Accordingly, The North Coast College’s accreditation by ACCSC ensures the integrity of its educational programs. The North Coast College is accredited to award associate and bachelor degrees in design and business that provide a versatile and multidisciplinary education where both the creative and business sides of the design and art industry converge.