Statement of Accreditation Status

SANS Technology Institute, The

  • CEO: Mr. Ed Skoudis, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mr. Eric Patterson
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering and Other Technology-Related Schools » Exclusively graduate/professional
  • Control: Private (For-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidacy Granted: 2010
  • Accreditation Granted: 2013
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027

Contact Information

11200 Rockville Pike, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852

(301) 951-0102

www.sans.edu

  • December 2, 2022
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report due January 9, 2023, providing information on enrollment by educational program in accordance with federal regulation 34 CFR § 602.19 (d) (Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring Policy and Procedures). The next evaluation date is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • March 14, 2019
    To note the substantive change site visit occurred at the relocated main campus at 11200 Rockville Pike Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852 and the information provided in the substantive change request was verified. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • October 29, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Postsecondary Certificate (<1 year) in Applied Cyber Security within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • June 21, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • March 5, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the relocation of the main campus from 8120 Woodmont Ave. Ste. 205, Bethesda, MD 20814 to 11200 Rockville Pike Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852, and to include provisionally the new location pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the new location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • March 3, 2016
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • March 3, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the post-baccalaureate certificate programs in (1) Cybersecurity Engineering Core and (2) Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the progress report due November 1, 2015, documenting further development and implementation of strategies to measure and assess the level and efficient utilization of institutional resources required to support the institution's mission and goals. (Standard 3) The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 21, 2013
    To grant accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process and report. To request a progress report due November 1, 2015, documenting further development and implementation of strategies to measure and assess the level and efficient utilization of institutional resources required to support the institution's mission and goals. (Standard 3) The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • June 23, 2011
    To accept the semi-annual interim report and the consultant’s report and to invite the institution to initiate self-study in preparation for an evaluation visit scheduled for 2013-2014. To note that Candidate for Accreditation status is an indication that an institution is progressing toward, but not assured of, accreditation.
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the semi-annual interim report submitted by the institution and the consultant's report. To remind the institution that the next semi-annual interim report, which should address the recommendations in the consultant's report, is due April 1, 2011.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Applied Cyber Security
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
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    Courtyard Atlanta Cumberland Center
    3000 Cumberland Blvd.
    Atlanta, GA 30339
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    Courtyard Boston Downtown/Tremont
    275 Tremont Street
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    Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Waterfront
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    110 West 600 South
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    11200 SW 8th Street
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    George Washington University
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    Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
    3300 Peachtree Road NE
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    Grand Hyatt Denver
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    Grand Hyatt San Antonio
    600 E. Market Street
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    Grand Hyatt Washington
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    Washington DC, DC 20001
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    Hampton Inn Dumfries/Quantico
    16959 Old Stage Road
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    Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
    207 Fifth Ave
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    Harrah's
    3475 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
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    Hilton Austin
    500 East 4th Street
    Austin, TX 78701
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    Hilton Baltimore
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    Baltimore, MD 21201
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    Hilton Boston Back Bay
    40 Dalton St
    Boston, MA 02115
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    Hilton Garden Inn - Miami Airport West
    3550 NW 74th Ave
    Miami, FL 33122
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    Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque Uptown
    6510 Americas Parkway NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87110
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    Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport North
    3437 Bobby Brown Parkway
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    Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport
    5265 International Blvd
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    7920 Jones Branch Dr.
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    Hilton Minneapolis
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    Hilton New Orleans Riverside
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    Hilton Palacio del Rio
    200 South Alamo Street
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    6333 N Scottsdale Rd  
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    Hilton Union Square
    333 O'Farrell St  
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    Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
    3001 Atlantic Ave
    Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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    Holiday Inn Atlanta Perimeter
    4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30339
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    Holiday Inn Charlotte Airport
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    Holiday Inn Oceanside
    2607 Atlantic Avenue
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    Holiday Inn Renton
    1 South Grady Way
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    5002 Seawall Blvd
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    Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside
    4875 north harbor drive
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    3 Speedwell Avenue
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    7331 Mazyck Rd
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    5040 Valley View Blvd North, NW.
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    Hyatt Place Boise
    925 N. Milwaukee Street
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    Hyatt Place Chantilly Dulles Airport - South
    4994 Westone Plaza
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    Hyatt Regency Baltimore
    300 Light Street
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    One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue
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    Millennium Hotel Minneapolis
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    1350 Aurora Avenue
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    601 Commerce St.
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    Residence Inn Marriott Kansas City
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