About Us

Alpha Beta Kappa is the premier national honor society for America's private postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges, universities, and distance learning institutions - serving many institutions for the past 40 years. Alpha Beta Kappa places Chapters in institutions which have demonstrated high standards over a period of many years in the education and training of women and men in the numerous fields, trades and occupations essential to modern society. There was no national society for private proprietary and nonprofit postsecondary institutions until the National Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society was officially established.

It is the mark of distinction for an institution to be awarded a Chapter of Alpha Beta Kappa. That fact that an individual is elected to membership in this honor society sets her or him apart as an exemplar of personal integrity and excellence.

Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society Chapters

Each year more and more outstanding students from junior colleges, senior colleges and student-centered private career schools receive Alpha Beta Kappa Honors. A Chapter of Alpha Beta Kappa will give your institution added distinction similar to Phi Beta Kappa for traditional four-year colleges of liberal arts. Membership will publicly demonstrate your commitment to institutional quality and student performance.

Alpha Beta Kappa Chapters can be found in nearly every state in the nation. Some of the over 500 institutions that recognize their Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Students include:

•  Johnson & Wales University
•  Mercy College of Health Sciences
•  The Art Institutes
•  Devry University
•  Brookline Colleges
•  Hussian School of Art
•  Kaplan University Online
•  Westcliff University
•  Irvine University, College of Law
•  Antonelli Colleges
•  Seattle Central College
•  CollegeAmerica
•  Herzing Universities
•  Beckfield Colleges
•  IBMC Colleges

•  Ohio Business Colleges
•  JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
•  Miller-Motte Colleges
•  Pioneer Pacific Colleges
•  New Castle School of Trades
•  Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
•  Hallmark University
•  Bryant & Stratton Colleges
•  Stautzenberger Colleges
•  Virginia Colleges
•  St. Paul School of Nursing
•  Cleveland Institute of Electronics
•  Universal Technical Institutes
•  Alaska Career College
•  Arizona Culinary Institute

•  Southwest University of Visual Arts
•  McCann School of Business & Technology
•  University of Advancing Techology
•  Hamilton Technical College
•  YTI Career Institutes
•  Nossi College of Art
•  Aviation Institutes of Maintenance
•  Coleman University
•  Eastwick Colleges
•  San Joaquin Valley College
•  Fayette Institute of Technology
•  Ex'pression College of Digital Arts
•  Stevens-Henager Colleges
•  Arizona College
•  Chapman School of Seamanship

As your "best students" deserve special distinction, an application for charter can be found on this site. If you have questions or would like additional information, please call 302-539-0246 or send your email to abk@abkhs.org

Alpha Beta Kappa National Office Staff

Christopher Davis, President
Jane Caven, Assistant to the President
Beth Ward, Membership Services
Catherine I. Guidoni, Accounting Administrator
Tim Pyron, Art, Design and Novelties Assistant

Alpha Beta Kappa
31257 Bird Haven Street
Ocean View, DE 19970
Phone: 302-539-0246
Fax: 302-539-0246
Email: abk@abkhs.org