November 24, 2017

Licensing & Accreditation


Detroit Business Institute-Downriver is institutionally accredited as a non-degree-granting institution approved to grant diplomas and certificates by:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
750 First Street NE
Suite 980
Washington DC  20002-4241
(202) 336-6780

(See statement below for additional information regarding accreditation)
State Approvals

Detroit Business Institute-Downriver is approved to grant diplomas and certificates and is licensed by:

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Proprietary School Unit
P.O. Box 30018
Lansing MI  48909

The practical nurse program is approved by:

Michigan Board of Nursing
Bureau of Health Professions
611 W. Ottawa
Lansing MI 48909
(517) 373-8068

Current and prospective students may review the accreditation and state approval documents by contacting the school director.

Additional information regarding ACICS accreditation

On December 12, 2016 the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education notified our institution that it withdrew the federal recognition of our current accrediting agency, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). This notice further indicated that ACICS accredited schools will continue their eligibility to participate in the Title IV financial aid programs for a period up to 18 months to allow schools time to transition to another federally recognized accreditation agency. During this 18 month transition period the U.S. Department of Education deems our institution to hold recognized accreditation. The 18 month transition period ends June 11, 2018.

It is the intent of our institution to be accredited by a federally recognized accrediting agency prior to the end of the 18 month period. Our institution has completed the initial application for accreditation with the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and has notified the U. S. Department of Education of our intent to transition our accreditation to ACCSC.

Any student at the institution who has a complaint relating to Title IV financial aid eligibility or administration, the quality of education received at the institution, or otherwise relating to the accrediting standards of ACICS can submit a complaint to our institution and/or to the U.S Department of Education’s student complaint website and/or the State approving agency listed above.