CDU is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC, 1101 17th Street, NW, Suite 808, Washington, DC 20036, 202.234.5100). DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an accrediting agency. DEAC is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. CDU undergoes a rigorous re-accreditation process every five years and has been accredited by DEAC since 1986. CDU was last re-accredited in 2021.