CDU is recognized as an accredited institution of higher learning in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

As a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) in West Virginia, CDU is in compliance with regulations to offer programs to residents of all states except California. For more information about SARA, please visit

CDU is authorized to operate in California and exempt from licensure since it does not maintain physical facilities or offer instructional programs on the ground within the state.

West Virginia: As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with West Virginia regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Student Complaints: The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission encourages students to seek first informal resolution of any concern or issue with the institution. If the issue cannot be resolved informally, the student should follow the institution’s formal Complaint/Grievance Policy. If, after exhausting the institution’s internal grievance procedures, the institution has not responded to the student’s satisfaction or a satisfactory remedy has not been found, the student may contact the Commission. Upon receipt of a complaint, the Commission may conduct an investigation or refer the issue to another agency that is authorized to address the issue. The Commission may contact institution officials to discuss a possible resolution.

Students will not be subject to adverse actions by the university as a result of filing a complaint.