Our History

University of Fairfax: Shaping your Skills to shape the Future

Our History

At University of Fairfax, you will have the opportunity to learn how to apply valuable capabilities to achieve the life you want.

The tragic events of 9/11 have permanently changed the way America approaches Information Sharing & Security. While the nation was still recovering from the shock caused by the terror attacks, in-order to prevent another catastrophe in the future, the federal government was in full swing transforming our information systems and the way information is exchanged among the various government agencies and the private sector.


The University of Fairfax is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Additional accreditations, approvals and certifications include:

Distance Education Accrediting Commission

» https://www.deac.org
» https://www.chea.org

Address and phone for DEAC:
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, DC 20036
P 202-234-5100 F 202-332-1386

Federal SEVP Approval

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

The University of Fairfax is certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia in accordance with the provisions of Title 23, Chapter 21.1 of the Code of Virginia. The University of Fairfax has been granted the “Certificate to Operate an Institution of Post- secondary Education” authorizing the University of Fairfax to offer degrees, courses for degree credit, or programs of study leading to a degree or certificate in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  » https://www.schev.edu 

Our Mission

The mission of the University of Fairfax is to offer flexible, in-demand distance education programs that meet the needs of employers in a changing global marketplace. The University designs quality programs that foster critical thinking, effective communication, and collaboration in career-focused disciplines. The programs offer students practitioner-focused curricula that advance applied knowledge and research in applicable contemporary career fields.

Institutional Goals

The University of Fairfax measures the continuous achievement of its mission through the following goals:

  • Offer relevant distance education degree programs that graduate individuals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the needs of employers in cybersecurity, information technology, and business-related disciplines.
  • Support the changing global marketplace by preparing professionals to think critically and offer solutions to address industry challenges.
  • Develop professionals with strong interpersonal skills able to effectively contribute to the advancement of their chosen discipline.
  • Design programs that allow professionals to apply knowledge and research in an effort to enhance their chosen field.
  • Promote a learner-centered culture that encourages diversity of thought and continued development of contemporary career fields.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement that results in high quality distance education programs that meets students’ academic goals and changing employer needs.

Build the foundation of your goals at University of Fairfax.