Zayed University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (USA), which assures internationally recognized programs from a quality-assured university. The College of Communication and Media Sciences' undergraduate program is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). 

The College’s undergraduate concentrations were found in compliance with all nine ACEJMC Accrediting Standards. These include: the College’s mission, governance and administration; curriculum and instruction; diversity and inclusiveness; full-time and part-time faculty; scholarship: research, creative and professional activity; student services; resources, facilities and equipment; professional and public service; and assessment of learning outcomes. The accreditation report complemented the College faculty’s teaching, service and scholarship; its students who are enthusiastic about doing something with their lives; the University for making resources available for the College to meet objectives and goals; and the UAE as a peaceful nation that effectively addresses challenges of life in the region—a place where young Arabs want to come to work. Further information is available at:

The College’s Integrated Strategic Communication concentration is accredited by the International Advertising Association (IAA) and is one of only 25 programs worldwide to be accredited by the IAA. Further information is available at:

The College is also accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA). The Commission for Academic Accreditation is the Federal Government's Quality Assurance Agency charged with promoting educational excellence across diverse institutions of higher learning in the UAE. Through licensure of post-secondary educational institutions, and accreditation of individual programs, the Commission strives to assure high quality education, consistent with international standards.Further information on the CAA is available at: