International Accrediting Agencies

The United States of America has 6 regional accreditation bodies:

  1. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
    Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
    Elizabeth H. Sibolski, President
    3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor Annex
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Phone: 267-284-5000
    Fax: 215-662-5501

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    Web:www.msche.org.
    Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, April 2002

    CHEA Recognized Scope of Accreditation
    Degree-granting institutions which offer one or more postsecondary educational programs at least one academic year in length in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and other geographic areas in which the commission now conducts accrediting activities. (2002)



  2. New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE)
    Barbara E. Brittingham, President / Director of the Commission
    3 Burlington Woods #100
    Burlington, MA 01803
    Phone: 781-425-7747
    Fax: 781-425-1001
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    Web:http://cihe.neasc.orgRecognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, April 2002

    CHEA Recognized Scope of Accreditation
    Institutions that award bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees and associate degree granting institutions that include degrees in liberal arts and general studies in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and other geographic areas in which the commission now conducts accrediting activities. (2002)


  3. North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    The Higher Learning Commission (NCA-HLC)
    Sylvia Manning, President
    230 South LaSalle, Suite 7-500
    Chicago, IL 60604-1413
    Phone: 312-263-0456
    Fax: 312-263-7462
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    Web:www.ncahlc.orgRecognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, January 2003

    CHEA Recognized Scope of Accreditation
    Degree granting institutions incorporated in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming or federally authorized sovereign nations that are authorized (licensed) by the same state or nation to award higher degrees (associate, baccalaureate, master's, first professional and/or doctoral degrees (both research and professional)). (2003)

  4. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
    Commission on Colleges
    Belle S. Wheelan, President
    1866 Southern Lane
    Decatur, GA 30033
    Phone: 404-679-4500
    Fax: 404-679-4528
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    Web:www.sacscoc.orgRecognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, January 2003

    CHEA Recognized Scope of Accreditation
    Regional accrediting body for degree-granting institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and in Latin America. (2003)


  5. Western Association of Schools and Colleges
    Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (WASC-ACCJC)
    Barbara A. Beno, President
    10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204
    Novato, CA 94949
    Phone: 415-506-0234
    Fax: 415-506-0238
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    Web:www.accjc.org

    Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, January 2003
    CHEA Recognized Scope of Accreditation
    Associate degree-granting institutions in California, Hawaii, the Territories of Guam and American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. (2003)


  6. Western Association of Schools and Colleges
    Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WASC-ACSCU)
    Ralph A. Wolff, President and Executive Director
    985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
    Alameda, CA 94501
    Phone: 510-748-9001
    Fax: 510-748-9797
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    Web:www.wascweb.orgRecognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, January 2003

    CHEA Recognized Scope of Accreditation
    Baccalaureate degree or higher institutions in California, Hawaii, and the Territory of Guam; institutions incorporated within the region that do not offer degree programs in the region when such programs reviewed effectively by WASC-ACSCU processes and are American in style and offered in English; and joint accreditation for community colleges that offer one baccalaureate degree and meet the conditions of the joint policy with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (WASC-ACCJC). (2003)

 

 

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