Accreditation, Licensing & Memberships Information

John Cabot University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Tel: 267-284-5000.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, non-governmental, peer-based membership association dedicated to educational excellence and improvement through peer-evaluation and accreditation. Accreditation by the Commission on Higher Education is an expression of confidence in an institution's mission and goals, its performance and its resources. Accreditation by a regional accrediting association certifies to other educational institutions and the public that an institution has been evaluated, meets or exceeds established standards, and is achieving its own goals.

John Cabot University is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in the State of Delaware and is licensed to award its degrees by the Delaware Department of Education. The University is registered in the United States as a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization.

The University is authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education to operate as a four-year American university in Italy. As per an official letter of the Italian Ministry of Education, the John Cabot University degree, accompanied by a Dichiarazione di valore (Certified Degree Equivalency), has been declared valid for admission to Italian graduate degree programs such as the laurea magistrale or Italian first level Master programs. Holders of a JCU degree may also participate in competitive state exams, as per law 148/2002.

In April 2011 the United States Department of Education determined that John Cabot University satisfies the new definition of a foreign institution, and is therefore permitted to continue its participation as an eligible institution under Title IV of the HEA, and specifically, for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Student Loan Program. Read the letter from the U.S. Department of Education.