Our Commitment to Transparency

Zenith is striving to create a career college system rooted in successful outcomes. We are committed to communicating in a transparent and timely manner about information that matters most to students, regulators and others. This includes our enrollment requirements, student completion and placement rates, ethical standards, total costs and accreditation compliance.

Zenith Progress Reports

We are pleased to provide continued updates on Zenith’s progress to create the best student experience and outcomes. Since launching in February 2015, we have made substantial progress in improving affordability, implementing a thoughtful and robust curriculum reform effort, and implementing a new student experience strategy, which includes a student-centric admissions process that guides prospects to the right program for their interests, skills and passions.

Our job is far from done, but we remain committed to promoting the long-term success of our graduates. We are continuing to work hard to transform our nonprofit schools into the best model for career colleges by offering high-quality education and support services, with a focus on developing the skills students need to thrive in their fields when they graduate.

To view Zenith’s latest progress report published July 2017, click here.
To view Zenith’s March 2016 progress report, click here.
To view Zenith’s August 2015 progress report, click here.

We look forward to providing continued updates on our progress in the future.

Accreditation Change

We are transitioning our schools to be accredited by one organization—the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Currently, a portion of our schools are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

This transition, currently in process and expected to be completed by December 2017, will create efficiencies and provide a greater opportunity for compliance by having one set of accrediting standards governing our schools.

We look forward to continuing to work with ACCSC, which is focused on schools with short-term and diploma programs, and the best match for our current programs and future program development efforts.

Please direct any media inquiries about the change to Laura Telander Graf at 651-325-3695.

Accreditation Information

At Zenith, we work hand-in-hand with accreditation agencies to build strong programs that lead to in-demand jobs for our graduates. We strive to meet or exceed accreditation standards for our schools and individual programs. As shown on the chart below, all of our schools are accredited. In addition, certain programs have received program-level accreditation. Please note that program-level accreditation does not exist for every program.

In July 2017, Zenith Education Group introduced Altierus, the new brand name for its Everest career college campuses.




Altierus Career College Houston Bissonnet, TX ACCSC
Altierus Career College Norcross, GA ACCSC
Altierus Career College Tampa, FL ACCSC
Altierus Career College Thornton, CO ACCSC

Program Descriptions and Relevant Consumer Information

In this section of our website, we have centralized our disclosures in one easy-to-access location, and have also made them available on individual campus websites. If you have questions regarding these disclosures, please contact ethics@ecmc.org.