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General Information:

Name of Institution: Diamond Council of America
Address: 3212 West End Avenue, Ste. 400, Nashville, TN 37203
Year Founded: 1944 First Accredited: January 1984 Accreditation Expires: June 2018


Accreditation Agency: www.deac.org
State Approval and E-mail Contact Information: N/A
Participation in Funding Programs: N/A

Mission & Description:

Institution Mission Statement: “The mission of the Diamond Council of America is to provide quality, affordable distance education to enhance the ability of our members' associates to sell fine jewelry with expertise, integrity, and professionalism and to fuel the passion of all those looking to learn about our industry.”

Areas of Special Focus: Diamonds, Colored Gemstones and Jewelry Sales

Description of Institution: The Diamond Council of America is a membership based not-for-profit organization that offers distance education courses in Diamonds, Colored Gemstones and Advanced Jewelry Sales to its members.

Student Demographic Profile:


The Diamond Course leading to a Diamond Certified Certificate

The Colored Gemstone Course leading to a Colored Gemstone Certified Certificate

The Advanced Jewelry Sales Course leading to an Advanced Jewelry Sales certificate

The Beginning Jewelry Sales Course leading to a Beginning Jewelry Sales certificate

Average Program Tuition: $135

Success Indicators:

Average Graduation Rate for Students: Course Graduation Rate (pdf)

Percentage of students surveyed who responded that they--

Achieved their learning goals: 99%
Would recommend the institution to a friend: 99%
Were satisfied with their studies: 99.8%

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The Diamond Council of America is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (formerly the Distance Education and Training Council – DETC). The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Distance Education Accrediting Commission – 1601 18th Street, N.W., Suite 2 – Washington, D.C. 20009 – Phone (202) 234-5100; Fax: 202-332-1386


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