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Press Release (June 12, 2019)

Virginia International University remains certified and accredited

FAIRFAX, VA. –  On June 12, 2019, Virginia International University (VIU) reached a “Consent Agreement” with State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to resolve its 2018 Audit and maintain its accreditation and certification status.

The agreement was reached after a Fall 2018 Audit by SCHEV resulted in a recommendation of decertification for VIU. That recommendation was approved by the State Council on March 18, 2019 with the proviso that the parties would seek other options. Since that time, VIU made numerous administrative, educational and staff quality improvements and instituted a temporary moratorium on its on-line education program, which was criticized in the audit.

On May 28, the parties held an informal fact-finding conference which they reached the terms later memorialized in the Consent Agreement, namely that VIU would (i) maintain a 3-year moratorium on on-line education and (ii) be subject to a follow-up audit by SCHEV within six months.

About Virginia International University:

Virginia International University (VIU) is a private university located in Fairfax, Virginia which was founded in 1998. It offers programs in both graduate and undergraduate education for foreign and domestic students.