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Accreditation & State License



Accrediting Agency

Jose Maria Vargas University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) located at 750 First Street, NE, Suite 980, Washington, D.C. 20002-4223. 

Notice to students and prospective students: Jose Maria Vargas University, Pembroke Pines, has been placed on student achievement show-cause by their accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools ("ACICS"), due to material noncompliance with placement standards: 39% as reported on the 2016 Campus Accountability Report.

The university’s response to the show cause status: Employment placement is, of course, a matter of great importance to the University. This status is a result of Phlebotomist and EKG Aide Diploma programs having low placement rates although all the other programs that reported placement which are A.S in Accounting, FCCPC, B.A in Graphic Design, A.A in Preschool Education and M.S in Preschool Education have placement rates of 100%. Nevertheless, the university has taken steps to improve this "show cause status.” As many members of the university may be are already aware, the university has initiated numerous programs to assist all Jose Maria Vargas University students to be better prepared for employment opportunities.

State Licensing Agency

Jose Maria Vargas University is licensed by means of accreditation with the Florida Commission for Independent Education.