Accreditation & Why It Matters To You

CSI is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award certificates. ACICS is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The following locations are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS):

Illinois Locations

  • Computer Systems Institute – Gurnee, IL
  • Computer Systems Institute – Skokie, IL
  • Computer Systems Institute – Chicago, IL
  • Computer Systems Institute – Elgin, IL
  • Computer Systems Institute – Lombard, IL

Massachusetts Locations

  • Computer Systems Institute – Charlestown/Boston, MA
  • Computer Systems Institute – Worcester, MA
  • Computer Systems Institute – Allston/Boston, MA

For more information, contact ACICS:

750 First Street NE, Suite 980
Washington DC 20002


What Does Accreditation Mean?


Accreditation means that a school has met national standards of educational performance that have been established by an impartial nongovernmental agency. Accreditation is a proud tradition among reputable private postsecondary schools in America.

For years, accreditation of schools has been the most authoritative and reliable indicator of a school’s concern for integrity toward its students and quality education.


Maintaining a high level of employment for graduates within their chosen field is a big part of accreditation. In order to maintain accreditation, CSI must demonstrate a consistently high graduate job placement rate.

Accreditation is NOT mandatory

CSI chooses to go through the rigorous accreditation process to stay accountable and to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to providing high-quality career education.

If you have questions about CSI’s accreditation, or anything else, please call 1-888-652-2494 to speak to a knowledgeable Admissions Advisor today.

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