The Fashion Institute of Technology is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.
FIT was reaccredited in 2012 by Middle States after a rigorous evaluation process. The accreditation was reaffirmed in 2017. See Previous Middle States Reviews.
FIT is scheduled to complete the next Middle States self-study in academic year 2021-2022, and began preparation in fall 2019.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia,
PA 19104, (267 284.5000), is the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges
and Schools that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle
States region, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey,
New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several locations
internationally. The Commission is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association
that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with
diverse missions, student populations, and resources. It examines each institution
as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions.
The National Association of Schools of Art and Design is an association of approximately
300 schools of art and design, primarily at the collegiate level, but also including
postsecondary non-degree-granting schools for the visual arts disciplines. NASAD was
established in 1944 to improve educational practices and maintain high professional
standards in art and design education. It is the national accrediting agency for art
and design and art and design-related disciplines. The Association also provides information
to the public. It produces statistical research, provides professional development
for leaders of art and design schools, and engages in policy analysis.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a leading specialized
accreditation body for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching
excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes
to students that it is essential to learn. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and
business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree
levels worldwide. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation
at all degree levels.
The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) is an independent, non-profit
accrediting organization for interior design education programs at colleges and universities
in the United States and Canada. For more than 35 years, this knowledge-driven organization
has been passionately committed to the ongoing enrichment of the interior design profession
through identifying, developing and promoting quality standards for the education
of entry-level interior designers, and then encouraging, accrediting and supporting
educational programs to aspire to those standards.