Dawn Career Institute Named a 2011 ACCSC School of Excellence

WILMINGTON, DEL. (October 24, 2011) — On September 20, 2011, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) announced that Dawn Career Institute was one of only 13 accredited institutions selected to receive the prestigious 2011 ACCSC School of Excellence award.

"ACCSC congratulates Dawn Career Institute on their commitment to delivering quality educational programs to the students, graduates and employers that deserve our best work," said Christopher Lambert, ACCSC’s director of external affairs.

ACCSC works to stimulate, nurture, verify and recognize ongoing educational quality and integrity in institutions offering programs of a vocational and career-oriented nature. ACCSC’s mission has two primary objectives: To assure students and the general public of the quality of educational training provided by ACCSC-accredited institutions and their programs; and to assist institutions in continuously improving themselves and the training they provide students.

The ACCSC School of Excellence award recognizes accredited member schools that have demonstrated a commitment to the expectations and rigors of ACCSC accreditation as well as a commitment to serving students. In order to be considered, schools must show that a majority of their student graduation and graduate employment rates from all programs offered meet or exceed the average rates of graduation and employment among all ACCSC accredited institutions. 

“We’re truly honored to receive the ACCSC School of Excellence award,” said Jena Zapata, Chief Operating Officer at Dawn Career Institute. “It’s a reflection of our commitment to providing quality career education.”

The ACCSC School of Excellence award is the latest in a string of awards for Dawn Career Institute. In 2010 and 2011, the school was named a top workplace by WorkplaceDynamics, as well as a 2010 Hermes Creative Award winner, an international competition that recognizes marketing excellence.

For Dawn Career Institute, the ACCSC honor is especially noteworthy. The ACCSC continues to serve as a reliable authority on educational quality and promotes enhanced opportunities for students by establishing, sustaining, and enforcing valid standards and practices that contribute to the development of a highly trained and competitive workforce through quality, career-oriented education.

About Dawn Career Institute
Dawn Career Institute is a career education institution based in Wilmington, Del., with online program options also available. Dawn Career Institute offers programs in some of the nation’s fastest-growing career fields, such as healthcare, wellness and business. Dawn Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

For useful consumer information, please visit us at www.dawncareerinstitute.edu/consumerinfo.


ACCSC has been continuously recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a reliable authority for the establishment of educational standards since 1967.  ACCSC’s scope of recognition by the U.S. Department of Education includes the accreditation of private, postsecondary non-degree-granting and degree-granting institutions in the United States, including those granting associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees, that are predominantly organized to educate students for occupational, trade and technical careers, and including institutions that offer programs via distance education.  ACCSC is dedicated to ensuring educational quality for more than 220,000 students who annually pursue career education at 792 accredited institutions located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. 

For more information on ACCSC, visit www.accsc.org

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