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List of US Accrediting Bodies

The following are the main bodies that accredit institutions within the U.S.

REGIONAL ACCREDITING ORGANIZATIONS

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Middle States Commission on Higher Education

  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Technical and Career Institutions

  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools The Higher Learning Commission

  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

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

  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

 

FAITH-BASED ACCREDITING ORGANIZATIONS

  • Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation

  • Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools Accreditation Commission

  • Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada

  • Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools Accreditation Commission

 

PRIVATE CAREER ACCREDITING ORGANIZATIONS

  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

  • Distance Education Accrediting Commission

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

  • American Board of Funeral Service Education Committee on Accreditation

  • American Dietetic Association Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education

  • American Occupational Therapy Association Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

  • American Optometric Association Accreditation Council on Optometric Education

  • American Physical Therapy Association Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

  • American Podiatric Medical Association Council on Podiatric Medical Education

  • American Psychological Association Committee on Accreditation

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

  • American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education

  • Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

  • Council on Chiropractic Education Commission on Accreditation

  • Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Radiologic Technology

  • Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology

  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design Commission on Accreditation

  • National Association of Schools of Dance Commission on Accreditation

  • National Association of Schools of Music Commission on Accreditation and Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

  • National Association of Schools of Theatre Commission on Accreditation

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.

  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council Accreditation Committee