Beckfield College is a career focused educational institution with campuses in Kentucky and Ohio. While still accredited by ACICS* Beckfield College has received institutional accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools to award baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees and diplomas. The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools



The Florence, KY Campus is licensed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. The Tri-County Cincinnati, OH Campus is approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools (Registration Number 08-05-1857T). Beckfield College is authorized by The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education.

Each program offered by the College has been approved by the appropriate state’s licensing or approval agency and by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

The Florence campus diploma and associate degree programs in Nursing are approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. The Tri-County campus Nursing programs are approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. The current status of each approval is available from the College’s Nursing Department.  The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at Beckfield College is approved by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

The diploma and associate degree programs in Medical Massage Therapy are certified by the State Medical Board of Ohio.

All Paralegal Studies programs are approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).

The College has been designated a Military Friendly Institution.

Students and others may obtain further information and documents pertaining to the College’s accreditation, licensures, and approvals from the College’s Office of Compliance.


*The United States Secretary of Education made his final decision on December 12, 2016 to deny ACICS as a federal recognized accreditor. Colleges and universities that are accredited by ACICS will be given 18 months following this decision to join a new accrediting agency. Beckfield College proactively began the process of moving to a new accreditor approximately six months prior to this announcement, and the College has obtained a new accreditation from ABHES.

While this is very concerning news, colleges like ours who are accredited by ACICS will remain recognized by the Department of Education and given the opportunity to obtain new accreditation by June 2018. Financial aid, grants, and any other services that have been afforded to any potential or active qualified student will remain available. In the event that Beckfield College did not obtain new accreditation by June 2018, Beckfield College would no longer be eligible to receive funds under Title IV of the Higher Education Act programs. Our commitment to our students and employees remains steadfast. We wish to assure each potential or active student, graduate and employee that our institution is otherwise unaffected by this decision.

Any student at Beckfield College who has a question, concern or complaint relating to Title IV eligibility or administration, the quality of education received at Beckfield, or otherwise relating to the accreditation standards of its former accrediting agency can submit that in writing to Beckfield College and/or to any of the following:

Beckfield College:
Office of Compliance and Accreditation
Attention: Lee Foley

Kentucky Students:
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Drive
Suite 320
Frankfort KY 40601

Office of Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
1024 Capital Center Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601

Ohio Students:
Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
30 East Broad Street
Suite 2481
Columbus, OH 43215

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
30 E. Broad St., 14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

All Students:
Department of Education Complaint Website