Accreditation and Authorization
The American Academy of Art is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Academy is granted authority by the Illinois Board of Higher Education to award the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The Academy is an eligible institution under government-insured student loan and grant programs. It is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students and is approved by the Illinois State Approving Agency.