The University of the Arts is authorized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to grant degrees in the visual, performing and related arts, and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; telephone: 276-284-5000.

The College of Art, Media & Design is also an accredited institutional member of the National Association of the Schools of Art and Design.

The School of Music is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.