Regional Accrediting Commissions

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Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Accredits Institutions in these locations: 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.

http://www.accjc.org

Higher Learning Commission

Accredits Institutions in these locations: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

http://www.hlcommission.org

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Accredits Institutions in these locations: Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other geographical areas outside the United States.

http://www.msche.org

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Accredits Institutions in these locations: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and internationally.

http://neche.org

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Accredits Institutions in these locations: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

http://www.nwccu.org

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Accredits Institutions in these locations: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Latin America, and other Commission approved international sites.

http://www.sacscoc.org

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Accredits Institutions in these locations: California, Hawaii, and the Pacific as well as a limited number of institutions outside the U.S.

http://www.wscuc.org

For Additional Information on Accreditation:

Council for Higher Education Accreditation: http://www.chea.org

United States Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html?src=qc