Accreditation in the United States
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The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Here you will find a lists of accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as reliable authorities concerning the quality of education or training offered by the institutions of higher education or higher education programs they accredit.


Table of Contents

1.  Overview of Accreditation in the United States
2.  History and Context of Accreditation in the United States
3.  Institutional Accrediting Agencies
4.  Programmatic Accrediting Agencies
5.  Part 602-Secretary's Recognition of Accrediting Agencies
6.  National Recognition of State Approval Agencies by the U.S. Secretary of Education
 
Criteria for the Recognition of State Agencies for Vocational Education
   •  State Agencies Recognized for the Approval of Public Postsecondary Vocational Education
Criteria and Procedures for Recognition of State Agencies for Nurse Education
   •  State Agencies and Accrediting Bodies Recognized for the Approval of Nurse Education
7.  Military/Federal Institution Degree Granting Authority
8.  State Liaison



 
Last Modified: 05/19/2022