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Nashville Campus Accreditation

Choosing an accredited school is important to your education. Accreditation signifies that the school has met certain standards of quality in education, so you can feel confident in the value of the education you receive.

Brightwood College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award diplomas and associate’s degrees.

ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACICS may be contacted at:

750 First Street NE, Suite 980
Washington, DC 20002-4241

For more information on Brightwood College’s accrediting agency, please visit the ACICS web site.

  • Brightwood College in Nashville, TN is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant, alien students.
  • Brightwood College, Nashville, TN campus is approved under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code, to train eligible persons and veterans.

Accrediting Agencies

Brightwood College, Nashville campus, is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility. In order to view detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by Brightwood College, please visit and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.

Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Parkway Towers, Suite 1900
Nashville, TN 37243-0830
Tel: 615.741.5293


  • The Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies and General Practice Paralegal Certificate programs at Brightwood College, Nashville campus, are currently and have been continuously approved by the American Bar Association since 1987.

    American Bar Association (ABA)
    321 North Clark Street
    Chicago, IL 60654
    Tel: 312.988.5522


  • American Association for Paralegal Education
  • Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU)
  • Better Business Bureau (A+ member since 1996)
  • Middle Tennessee Paralegal Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • National Association of Legal Assistants