Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools


7400 E Arapahoe Rd Ste 10
Englewood, CO 80112-1282
Contact: Matt Chinn, Director of Operations and Sales
Phone: (800) 875-8910
Fax: (303) 221-5606

UNISA specializes in compliant Private Education Loan and tuition payment plan origination with servicing from inception to payoff. Satisfy Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Self-Certification, and Regulation Z requirements with electronic signature. Administer 90/10 compliance. Offer flexible repayment and accommodating interest options to your students. UNISA provides a comprehensive solution to the higher education financing dilemma while ensuring regulatory compliance. Monetize debt economically and efficiently with UNISA and provide enforceable financing contracts tailored to your student demographic.


i3 Group, LLC, a CEANNATE company

1701 Golf Road, Suite 2-150 (Tower 2)
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

With over $5B in loans under service across 500+ unique OPEIDs, i3 Group has established a substantial footprint in the student loan default management sector. While our default aversion services have helped reduce cohort default rates (CDRs) for each of our client-schools, we also realize the importance of proactive engagement with your students. That’s why i3 provides financial literacy and loan counseling services at the in-school and grace stages of the loan lifecycle, not just during repayment.


For our clients, i3 provides the LoanAxis™ platform, a best-in-class loan intelligence and case management system that helps your staff overcome data challenges and effectively monitor and service multiple cohort populations.


For your students, i3 partners with our affiliate company, LoanLook, Inc. (, to deliver a single-site, self-service loan management portal that compliments the multi-channel outreach of our loan counselors.


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First Associates Loan Servicing, LLC

First Associates Loan Servicing, LLC has over 25 years of loan servicing experience. We partner with schools nationwide servicing current and defaulted loan and tuition portfolios. Our student-focused approach helps maintain your brand, while reducing defaults. We are not a collection agency!  First Associates Loan Servicing, LLC also boast outstanding technology and the infrastructure to meet the demands of schools of any size with the scale to make servicing cost-effective. We have received industry recognition for consistently exceeding high performance standards and quality customer support. These accolades ensure that your students receive the highest level of service. We service portfolios for trade schools, just like you, including ITT, ALPS, and TERI program-to name a few!



3251 Riverport Lane
Maryland Heights, MO  63043

Elsevier: Delivering solutions to support your curriculum goals.  Because we share your passion for educating tomorrow’s health care providers, there are many advantages to partnering with Elsevier. For starters, we develop products you can rely on, drawn from the most authoritative content available. Plus, we deliver that content in innovative and interactive ways that enhance learning and prepare your students for career success. And we are a trusted advisor with the experience and expertise to help you create a technology-based solution that unifies your entire program and supports your curriculum goals. That’s your Elsevier Advantage.



Diamond Student Information System

Diamond Student Information System (SIS) is a professional, modern, friendly, helpful and growing technology organization focused on improving the future of education by delivering a comprehensive, refined, reliable and easy-to-use data management system to school administrators, such that personnel can focus on educating and empowering the next generation. Diamond SIS has a solid history of providing high-quality, personalized service, while keeping the cost of its solutions affordable.



The DialogEDU learning management system (LMS) was designed and built with today’s learner in mind. Influenced by recent technological evolutions, students from all generations now share expectations of educational organizations similar to those of the millennial generation. Therefore, DialogEDU was created for today’s student who expects personalization, engagement, social capability and true omnipresence.


DialogEDU’s unique capabilities use individualized learning and gamification philosophies to create an experience that improves cognitive outcomes and results in improved persistence, completion and student success. In a recent study, when content was presented via the DialogEDU system, measurable learning outcomes increased by over 100%.


With our cloud-based platform, learning can also take place anywhere and anytime, as DialogEDU allows students to learn and interact on any mobile device. DialogEDU’s simulations can emulate real-life teachable moments in the online realm. Complex learning scenarios with thousands of possible outcomes can be orchestrated with virtual coaches, 3D animations, videos and real-time assessment to create highly engaging and personalized learning content. Content that was once impossible to present and teach online can now be used to more fully engage the student to improve retention and therefore, graduation rates.



Copley Retention Systems, Inc.

16301 Malibu Drive
Weston, Florida 33326

Copley is a 3 year old software-as-a-service (SAS) company which provides a Student Engagement Platform and proven methodologies to increase student success. As an innovator in the Student Success field, Copley has combined the best ideas in student success on an easy to use, private, social network with powerful tools and practices for communication, engagement, collaboration and success. Copley’s platform, methods, and results were recognized in May, 2013 by a federal government program as a “Promising Practice.” Having just completed a fund raise led by Mark Cuban, Copley has completedproduct testing and is rolling out to five additional schools in August, 2013 including the University of Texas at Brownsville and College of Micronesia. Copley will markedly increase student engagement and success at your school.


The Contribution of Career Colleges to the Kentucky Economy

Private career colleges are playing an increasingly important role in the postsecondary education both in Kentucky and the nation. Their mission-critical approach is to educate toward employability. Their outcome-driven agenda begins with the end in mind for their students: taking the knowledge, skills, and abilities embodied in each student and raising those attributes to a level that matches what employers require of their new hires. The objective of this report is to identify the benefits career colleges represent to Kentucky.

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2012 KACCS Annual Meeting and Educational Conference Session Notes

Download Doc: Top Tools for Teaching with Technology

Download PPT: Keeping Your Eye on Regulatory Changes that Impact your Institution, Students, and Bottom Line

Download Doc: Effective Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom

Download PPT: Teaching with Technology

Download PDF: NASPA 2012 – Financial Literacy In Higher Education

Institutions are free to use the slides for their own informational and planning purposes, but must be sure to reference the study:

Financial Literacy & Higher Education: Drivers of student persistence, retention & loan repayment. (2012) Todd M.Wyatt, Director of Research, EverFi, Inc.

Download PDF: Buttonwood Introduction – Proprietary Schools

Download PPT: Its More Than Just an Interview

Download PDF: InsideTrack: An analysis of inquiry, nonstart, and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations

Download PDF: InsideTrack: A look at how colleges and universities respond to inquiries from prospective adult students

Download PPT: InsideTrack: Adult Learners: Researched-based Strategies for Recruitment and Retention


Career college students put skills to work for Kentucky’s legislators

On February 1, students of Kentucky’s career colleges and schools took a break from the classroom to put the practical skills they’re learning on display for state lawmakers. The Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools (KACCS) organized a “Career College Day” at the state Capitol to demonstrate the many valuable skills and trades students learn in their programs. Students and program directors from seven career colleges made the trip to Frankfort for the event and the opportunity to reach out to Kentucky’s legislators.

Career College Day provides an excellent learning experience for both students and legislators. Students in attendance at the event were able to practice and demonstrate skills learned in the classroom while sharing their educational experiences. The event also encourages students to learn about and become involved with the legislative process. Legislators and staff also benefit from the opportunity by gaining a greater understanding about the wide range of degrees and certificates offered by career colleges and schools.

Students from Sullivan University’s culinary arts program prepared an impressive display of hors d’oeuvres and desserts for the event. The university’s pharmacy program and graduate degree programs were also represented and provided information about their programs and the opportunities they have gained through their educational experience.

Several students in attendance offered various medical screenings for legislators and legislative staff. National College’s Medical Assisting students provided glucose screenings, cholesterol screenings, and blood pressure checks and Spencerian College brought students working toward their Medical Laboratory Technician, Nursing, and Medical Assisting degrees who provided pulmonary function testing, body mass index (BMI), blood typing and blood pressure checks.

Computer Graphic Design students from Spencerian College were also in attendance at the event. In addition to an impressive showcase of graphic art from students in the program, those in attendance were also able to demonstrate computer design techniques.

Sullivan College of Technology and Design students representing both the Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Repair (HVAC-R) program and the Mechanical Engineering Technology program displayed and shared information about their programs and skills attained by hands on learning provided in their classrooms.

ATA College was represented by their Dental Assisting students who handed out toothbrushes and dental floss and provided information on oral hygiene.

Daymar College Medical Massage Therapy students provided a moment of relaxation for legislators by offering chair massages to Career College Day attendees. Lincoln College of Technology Massage Therapy students taught attendees how to make salt scrubs and provided information on how they can be used therapeutically for relaxation at home.

The event was a great success with legislators, students and special guests all benefiting from the experience.


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You are invited to view National College Communications Department’s photo album: 20120201-KACCS Career Day

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KACCS 2011 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting

Instructor of the Year Nominees and Selection Committee (Left to Right)
Dr. Randall Wells – Daymar Colleges Group (Selection Committee)
Jim Lewis – McGraw-Hill Higher Learning (Selection Committee, Award Sponsor)
Mollie Banks – Daymar College, Instructor of the Year Award Recipient
Tonnie Renfro – Spencerian College, Nominee
Dr. Robert Hale – National College, Rising Star Award Recipient
Phil Bloomfield – Spencerian College, Nominee
Scott Dudick – DeVry University, Nominee
Melissa Sullivan – Daymar College, Nominee
Chris Douglas – Spencerian College (Selection Committee)
Not Pictured:
Virginia Patterson – National College, Nominee
Tara Burke – National College, Nominee
Angela Maynard – National College, Nominee
Danny McDonald – Daymar College, Nominee

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Jim Lewis, McGraw-Hill Higher Learning
Dr. Robert Hale, 2011 Rising Star Award Recipient
Kimberly Thomasson, Director, National College, Lexington

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Dr. Randall Wells, Daymar Colleges Group
Mollie Banks, 2011 Instructor of the Year
Jim Lewis, McGraw-Hill Higher Learning

Ambassador Education Solutions

445 Broadhollow Road, Suite 206
Melville, NY 11747

Campus Management

777 Yamato Road, Suite 400
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Randy Wayman
Regional Sales Manager – KY

Campus Management’s award-winning student information system is used by more than 75 percent of the largest US-based proprietary career and online colleges. Additional offerings include Talisma ® CRM and Talisma Fundraising for lifetime relationship management, as well as financial and HR software.

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Cengage Learning

5191 Natorp Blvd. Mason,
OH 45040

Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company’s products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes and deliver authoritative information to people whenever and wherever they need it. Through the company’s unique position within both the library and academic markets, Cengage Learning is providing integrated learning solutions that bridge from the library to the classroom. Cengage Learning’s brands include Books/Cole, Course Technology, Delmar, Gale, Heinle, South-Western and Wadsworth, among others. Our Mission is to be the most respected and innovative source of teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide.

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Education Consulting Solutions

4508 Calyx Court NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120

Education Consulting Solutions provides expertise in the areas of distance education, accreditation, compliance, financial aid administration, curriculum development, and operations management to proprietary schools and colleges. It has clients throughout the United States, Canada, and the UK. Our down-to-earth, hands-on consulting approach ensures that clients receive the customized support they need and the respect they deserve. At Education Consulting Solutions our mission is to empower schools.

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EverFi, Inc.

2715 M Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20007

EverFi presents ButtonwoodTM – Personal Finance and Student Loan Management, an interactive web-based learning platform catered to the non-traditional student. Buttonwood is the most scalable, measurable and cost-effective platform for population-level financial literacy and loan education – helping institutions reduce dropout and default rates. EverFi, Inc. partners with colleges and universities to maximize student success and development through learning platforms that address financial literacy, digital literacy, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, cyberbullying, and additional product areas to be announced in 2012. The company is powering a national movement across 50 states that enables adults and students to learn using the latest technology, including rich media, high-definition video, simulation, diagrams, and avatars. More than 4 million students have completed EverFi programs, and the company has nine published studies documenting the efficacy of several of these platforms.

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Hands – On Labs, Inc.

3880 S Windermere Street
Englewood, CO 80110

Hands-On Labs is an educator-owned company and pioneer in online science education that passionately believes that “to learn science, students must do science.”. Their LabPaq product, covers 360+ campus-equivalent experiments spanning most science disciplines: Allied Health, Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Forensics, Geology, Microbiology and Physics. Students fulfill laboratory requirements without being on campus while administrators expand science programs without incurring related laboratory expenses. Hands-On Labs is frequently recognized for excellence and reliability of its products, which are in use by universities and colleges worldwide. HOL earned position #1625 on Inc. magazine’s fifth annual Inc. 500|5000. This exclusive ranking tracks the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent entrepreneurs. Educators, get helpful.

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LearningExpress, LLC

2 Rector Street, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10006

LearningExpress, LLC is an educational technology company founded with the mission to help adult and student learners improve basic skills for academic and career success. Since 1995, LearningExpress has paired innovative technology with a strong foundation in research-based testing and tutorial course development, and has emerged as an industry leader in high quality academic and career test preparation and skills improvement content. LearningExpress’s tests, tutorials, and eBooks are available to more than 195 million people through statewide contracts, public libraries, colleges, postsecondary schools, and private and government institutions. The company currently serves 6,000 public libraries, 5,000 schools, and 1,200 colleges across North America. Our products include the award-winning LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator™, in addition to LearningExpress Library™, Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success™, Computer & Internet Basic Tutorials, and a wide array of print and eBooks.

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Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins – Wolters Kluwer Health

Two Commerce Square 2001 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

As a global and trusted leader in health science education, we are dedicated to offering the highest quality and most flexible content, software, and services in nursing, medicine, and the health professions. Our philosophy is simple: learning never ends. As a result, we build content and tools to help bridge the gap from classroom to practice while also improving competency among healthcare professionals throughout their careers. Together with our world class authors and through our innovative, evidence-based solutions, we inspire learning for life. Visit to learn more.

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3943 Irvine Blvd., Suite 262
Irvine, CA 92602

MaxKnowledge is the chosen employee training provider for over 1,000 career colleges and universities representing both traditional and online institutions. With a decade of experience and over 100 online courses, MaxKnowledge has become the leading provider of professional development and continuing education opportunities for career college personnel. Over 25 educational associations have partnered with MaxKnowledge to provide online training services to their member schools. The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE), MaxKnowledge’s strategic partnership with the Imagine America Foundation, provides turnkey employee development solutions with a proven return on investment as independently reported by the ROI Institute®. MaxKnowledge is also the proud creator of The Career College Lounge, an online learning community of over 30,000 career college professionals.

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McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Two Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10121

McGraw-Hill Education is a content, software and services-based education company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions, which improve learning outcomes around the world. McGraw-Hill is the adaptive education technology leader with the vision for creating a highly personalized learning experience that prepares students of all ages for the world that awaits. The company has offices across the U.S., India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 65 languages.

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Medline Industries, Inc.

4219 East 87th Street
Tulsa, OK 74137

Medline is one of the premier manufacturers and distributors in the healthcare industry. Our primary market is hospitals, but we reach every major market in the healthcare continuum from hospitals, nursing homes, hospice, home health, surgery centers, schools and major drugstore retailers. Surgical Tech, Nursing, Medical Assisting, Respiratory Therapy, Pharmacy, Laboratory, and Physical Therapy tech are just some of the programs that Medline can supply. We are the only manufacturer that will sell direct to schools and we can typically save a school between 20-30% on their supplies used in healthcare training. Medline can also be a one stop shop for building any Medical simulation training lab. We can work with you from design to final installation of everything needed to build a state of the art facility. We do this daily in Hospitals and facilities all across the country so train your students on supplies and equipment they will use in the workplace when they graduate. Utilize Medline.

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445 Hutchinson Avenue – 4th Floor
Columbus, OH 43235

Pearson. We’re on a mission – Yours. At Pearson, we understand the commitment Private Sector and Career Colleges and Universities make to students as they embark on their higher education journey – a journey that will help them find their calling in the workforce, improve their lives, and come closer to reaching their full potential. As your partner in education, we are committed to providing your institution with a customized educational solutions strategy, unique to your goals, and designed to maximize your efforts. You are there to help your students succeed and Pearson is with you every step of the way. Learn more about how Pearson can help you create customized learning solutions specific to the needs of your institution and students. Visit us at

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Placement Verifiers

PO Box 420112
Atlanta, GA 30342

Placement Verifiers is leading the industry as the only company dedicated just to Regulatory Excellence in Career Services of for-profit colleges and universities. Our programs provide detailed analysis of placement data, Employer Partner Satisfaction Surveys, Student Satisfaction Surveys, Active & Inactive Student Surveys and re-entry prospecting. We provide our clients peace of mind when filing accreditation reports by certifying graduates have been placed in their field of study, gainfully employed and truly benefiting from their education. We add a check and balance to your current verification process. The results are reported to you in detail with our certification as to their accuracy, receiving an unbiased, comprehensive and detailed report for compliance with your schools regulatory and accrediting bodies. We would be happy to discuss how our consultative approach to verification compliance will distinguish your school as one dedicated to regulatory excellence. Please contact us at 678-310-3251 or or

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1701 Directors Blvd., Suite 250
Austin, TX 78744
Brian Watson:
512.652.6900 Ext. 106

At Reachlocal [NASDAQ: RLOC], we know online marketing. As a pioneer in local online marketing, we help businesses across the globe acquire, manage, and retain more local customers. Through a combination of our powerful technology and online marketing experts, we have the services you need to increase your awareness, build your brand, and get more leads. and we do it for you so you can focus on what you do best – running your business. Headquartered in Woodland Hills, CA, we have offices throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and Japan.

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Signature HealthCARE 

12201 Bluegrass Parkway
Louisville, KY 40299

Signature HealthCARE is a family-based organization revolutionizing the long term care industry through its three organizational pillars – Spirituality, Intra-preneurship and Education. With over 70 facilities operated and managed by its affiliates in 6 states, Signature HealthCARE is redefining care by earning the trust of every resident, family and community it serves.

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Paradigm Education Solutions

See Paradigm for the latest in textbooks and resources for Computer Concepts and Applications (including all-new Microsoft Office 2013!), Programming and Web Development, Keyboarding and SNAP Online Lab, Computerized Accounting, and Health Career materials. Demo SNAP Web-based Training and Assessment today!


Keynote Session KACCS Conference December 2, 2011

“Celebrate Success & Embrace Change”

Join Dr. Jean Norris and Vince Norton as they share the success of schools across the country that have implemented best practices into their Admissions and Financial Aid offices following the introduction of Program Integrity Regulations. Then look ahead as they share a model for moving forward. Learn how your organization can make the shift from reactive damage control to proactive reputation management by updating your training, hiring the right people, and putting the right systems in place.

Download PDF: KACCS Celebrate Success Embrace Change