The College for Creative Studies is a nonprofit, private college authorized by the Michigan Education Department to grant Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

CCS is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), CCS’ institutional accreditation body. HLC evaluates educational institutions in terms of mission and HLC criteria and is one of six regional accrediting commissions.

CCS is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), an organization that establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees for art and design related disciplines.

CCS holds Interior Design Accreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), an accrediting body for interior design education programs that identifies, develops, and promotes quality standards for the education of interior designers.