VIU was granted accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools (ACICS), which is recognized by the US Department of Education and Council on Higher Education Administration (CHEA). VIU opened a third master’s degree program: Master of Science in Computer Science (MCS). On April 23rd, the Virginia General Assembly House Joint Resolution Committee presented the university with a letter “Commending Virginia International University on the occasion of its accreditation and 10th anniversary.”