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Accreditation & Approvals

Ex’pression College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, ACCSC. The San Jose campus is a branch campus of Ex’pression College’s main campus located in Emeryville, CA and is also accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, ACCSC. The ACCSC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The ACCSC can be reached at:

2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 302
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 247.4212
Fax: (703) 247-4533

California State Approval

Ex’pression College’s approval to operate in the State of California is based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009, which is effective January 1, 2010.  Ex’pression College – Emeryville and Ex’pression College’s branch campus in San Jose, under section 94802 (a) of CPPEA, will by operation of law, be approved until April 1, 2013. The Act is administered by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), under the Department of Consumer Affairs.  The Bureau can be reached at:

P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
(916) 574-7720
(888) 370-7589

*Ex’pression has applied to the BPPE for re-approval to operate both the main and branch campuses and continues to remain approved while the re-approval application is being processed.

Washington State Approval

Ex’pression College is authorized by the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Ex’pression College to advertise and recruit for the following degree programs: Bachelor of Applied Science in Animation and Visual Effects, Bachelor of Applied Science in Digital Filmmaking, Bachelor of Applied Science in Game Art and Design, Bachelor of Applied Science in Graphic Design & Motion, Bachelor of Applied Science in Interactive Audio and Bachelor of Applied Science in Sound Arts. Authorization by the HECB does not carry with it an endorsement by the board of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the HECB at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.