2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302 Arlington
Virginia 22201
P: 703.247.4212 F: 703.247.4533

Douglas Education Center is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302 Arlington, Virginia 22201 P: 703.247.4212 F: 703.247.4533.
The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U. S. Department of Education.


DEC is licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education, State Board of Private Licensed Schools. The Cosmetology Academy at DEC is licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of State, Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, and State Board of Cosmetology.

State Board of Private Licensed Schools
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333

(717) 783-8228

Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
Department of State State Board of Cosmetology
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2699


  • Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) for PHEAA grants
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education for Training Veterans
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for the training of rehabilitation students (OVR)
  • U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service for attendance by non-immigrant students
  • Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board
  • Southwest Corner Workforce Investment Area-Washington, Greene and Beaver Counties


DEC is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, State Board of Private Licensed Schools, to award diplomas and certificates upon the successful completion of the academic requirements of the respective programs.

The authorization to award Associate in Specialized Business Degrees has been granted to Douglas Education Center by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Degree Granting Division of the State Board of Private Licensed Schools.

DEC is approved by the United States Department of Education for federal student financial assistance programs such as:

  • Federal Pell Grant Program
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Federal Work Study Program (student employment)
  • The William Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
  • Direct Plus Loan for Parents of Dependent Students
  • Federal Consolidation Loans

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