In the United States

Recognition & accreditation
The American University of Rome is a non-profit organization accredited by the ,based in Philadelphia.The Commission on Higher Education is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to conduct accreditation and pre-accreditation (candidacy status) activities for institutions of higher education and is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources.

The Commission provides service and support to member institutions as they implement accreditation standards and engage in continuous improvement initiatives. Accreditation by the Commissionis an expression of confidence in an institution's mission and goals, its performance, and its resources. Accreditation by a regional accrediting association certifies to other educational institutions and the public that an institution has been evaluated, meets or exceeds established standards, and is achieving its stated goals.

The American University of Rome's operating licence was last renewed in November 2020 and is confirmed until December 2025.

Credit Transfer
Due to its recognition and awarding status, all credits earned at The American University of Rome are eligible for transfer to any other American university.

Not-for-profit status
The American University of Romeis incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in the Washington, D.C. and is licensed to award its degrees by theDelaware Department of Education.

The University is registered in the United States as a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization. This means thatThe American University of Romereceives funding from sources such astuition fees and donations and the money that comes into the institution is invested directly back into the maintenance and development of our services. We have no investors standing to release profits from our institution.

Federal loans
ճUnited States Department of Educationhas determined thatThe American University of Romeis a recognized and established foreign universityeligible under Title IV of the HEA, and specifically, for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Student Loan Program.Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students and parents to help pay for the cost of a student’s education after high school. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education rather than a bank or other financial institution and you must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-U.S. citizen to qualify for these loans.

In Italy

Recognition & accreditation
The American University of Rome isrecognized by theItalian Ministry of Education, Universityand Researchas an American University duly authorized to operate in Italy as a Foreign Higher Education Institution. The American University of Rome's degrees, accompanied by aStatement of Comparabilityor aDichiarazione di valore(Certified Degree Equivalency) is valid for admission to Italian graduate degree programs such as thelaurea magistraleor Italian first levelMasterDz.

You can access all the information on Comparability & Verification here.