The following accrediting organizations meet the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) eligibility standard for degree-granting institutions or programs.
The Commission on Higher Education is the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS) that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region. MSACS members are located in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other locations overseas.
Founded in 1885, the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) is the nation's oldest regional accrediting association, whose mission is the establishment and maintenance of high standards for all levels of education, from pre-K to the doctoral level. NEASC serves some 1,899 public and independent schools, colleges and universities in the six states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, and 138 American/International schools around the globe.
The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) is committed to developing and maintaining high standards of excellence by accrediting and thereby granting membership to educational institutions in the 19-state North Central region: Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Wyoming.
The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) is an independent, nonprofit membership organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the CHEA as the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions in the seven-state Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. It fulfills its mission by establishing accreditation criteria and evaluation procedures by which institutions are reviewed.
The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is the recognized regional accrediting body in the 11 U.S. Southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) and in Latin America for those institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degrees. The Commission on Colleges is the representative body of the College Delegate Assembly and is charged with carrying out the accreditation process.
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges and universities in the United States. The Western region covers institutions in California and Hawaii, the territories of Guam, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Pacific Basin and East Asia, and areas of the Pacific and East Asia where American/International schools or colleges may apply to it for service.
AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is a not-for-profit corporation of educational institutions, corporations and other organizations devoted to the promotion and improvement of higher education in business administration and management. Organized in 1916, AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting.
The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is the leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating and rewarding teaching excellence.