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2. Council for Higher Education Accreditation2Copyright 2014 Council for Higher Education Accreditation. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.Council for Higher Education AccreditationOne Dupont Circle NW Suite 510Washington DC 20036-1135tel: 202-955-6126 fax: 202-955-6129e-mail: [email protected] web: www.chea.orgCouncil for Higher Education AccreditationMission StatementThe Council for Higher Education Accreditation will serve studentsand their families, colleges and universities, sponsoring bodies, governments,and employers by promoting academic quality through formal recognitionof higher education accrediting bodies and will coordinate and workto advance self-regulation through accreditation.(1996)A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic qualitythrough accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges anduniversities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. 3. 20132014 Directory of CHEA Recognized Organizations3CHEA Recognized OrganizationsThe accrediting organizations identified in this directory are recognized by theCouncil for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Recognition by CHEAaffirms that the standards and processes of the accrediting organization areconsistent with the academic quality, improvement and accountability expectationsthat CHEA has established, including the eligibility standard that the majorityof institutions or programs each accredits are degree-granting. 4. 4 Council for Higher Education AccreditationMiddle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)Elizabeth H. Sibolski, President3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor AnnexPhiladelphia, PA 19104Phone: 267-284-5000Fax: 215-662-5501E-mail: [email protected]: www.msche.orgRecognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation,April 2013CHEA Recognized Scope of AccreditationDegree-granting institutions which offer one or more postsecondary edu-cationalprograms, including those offered via distance education, of atleast one academic year in length in Delaware, the District of Columbia,Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the VirginIslands, and other geographical areas in which the Commission conductsaccrediting activities, including outside the United States. (2013)New England Association of Schools and CollegesCommission on Institutions of Higher Education(NEASC-CIHE)Barbara E. Brittingham, President / Director of the Commission3 Burlington Woods #100Burlington, MA 01803Phone: 781-425-7747Fax: 781-425-1001E-mail: [email protected]: http://cihe.neasc.orgRecognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation,September 2013CHEA Recognized Scope of AccreditationThe accreditation of institutions that award the bachelors, masters anddoctoral degrees and associates degree-granting institutions that includein their offerings at least one program in liberal studies or another area ofstudy widely available at the baccalaureate level of regionally accreditedcolleges and universities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, NewHampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and internationally. (2013)North Central Association of Colleges and SchoolsThe Higher Learning Commission (NCA-HLC)Sylvia Manning, President230 South LaSalle, Suite 7-500Chicago, IL 60604-1413Phone: 312-263-0456Fax: 312-263-7462E-mail: [email protected]: www.ncahigherlearningcommission.orgRecognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation,January 2003CHEA Recognized Scope of AccreditationDegree 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 federallyauthorized sovereign nations that are authorized (licensed) by the samestate or nation to award higher degrees (associate, baccalaureate, masters,first professional and/or doctoral degrees (both research and professional)).(2003)Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)Commission on CollegesBelle S. Wheelan, President1866 Southern LaneDecatur, GA 30033Phone: 404-679-4500Fax: 404-679-4528E-mail: [email protected]: www.sacscoc.orgRecognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation,January 2003CHEA Recognized Scope of AccreditationRegional 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)Regional Accrediting Organizations 5. 20132014 Directory of CHEA Recognized Organizations 5Western Association of Schools and CollegesAccrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges(ACCJC-WASC)Barbara A. Beno, President10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204Novato, CA 94949Phone: 415-506-0234Fax: 415-506-0238E-mail: [email protected]: www.accjc.orgRecognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation,January 2003CHEA Recognized Scope of AccreditationAssociate degree-granting institutions in California, Hawaii, theTerritories of Guam and American Samoa, the Commonwealth of theNorthern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States ofMicronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. (2003)WASC Senior College and University Commission(WASC-SCUC)Mary Ellen Petrisko, President985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100Alameda, CA 94501Phone: 510-748-9001Fax: 510-748-9797E-mail: [email protected]: www.wascsenior.orgRecognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation,January 2003CHEA Recognized Scope of AccreditationBaccalaureate degree or higher institutions in California, Hawaii, andthe Pacific Basin; institutions that offer programs outside the U.S. whensuch institutions are capable of being reviewed effectively by WASCprocesses.. (2014)Regional Accrediting Organizations 6. 6 Council for Higher Education AccreditationNational Faith-Related Accrediting OrganizationsAssociation for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)Commission on AccreditationFormerly the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges (AABC)Ralph Enlow, Executive Director5850 T.G. Lee Boulevard, Suite 130Orlando, FL 32822Phone: 407-207-0808Fax: 407-207-0840E-mail: [email protected]: www.abhe.orgRecognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation,September 2011CHEA Recognized Scope of AccreditationInstitutions and programs in the United States, Canada and related terri-toriesthat offer certificates, diplomas, associate, baccalaureate or graduatedegrees aimed at preparing students for Christian ministries through Bibli-cal,church-vocational and general studies. (2007)Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools(AARTS), Accreditation CommissionKeith Sharfman, Director11 Broadway, Suite 405New York, NY 10004Phone: 212-363-1991Fax: 212-533-5335E-mail: [email protected]: Contact by phone or faxRecognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation,January 2011CHEA Recognized Scope of AccreditationAdvanced Rabbinical and Talmudic institutions in the United States andCanada which meet its standards, and which grant postsecondary degreessuch as the baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and First Rabbinic and FirstTalmudic degrees. (2001)The Association of Theological Schools in the United Statesand Canada (ATS), Commission on AccreditingDaniel O. Aleshire, Executive Director10 Summit Park DrivePittsburgh, PA 15275Phone: 412-788-6505Fax: 412-788-6510E-mail: [email protected]: www.ats.eduRecognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation,January 2012CHEA Recognized Scope of AccreditationAccredits free-standing seminaries and academic units of larger institutionsin the United States and Canada, that engage in graduate professionaland graduate academic theological education. (2012)Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools(TRACS), Accreditation CommissionPaul Boatner, President15935 Forest RoadForest, VA 24551Phone: 434-525-9539Fax: 434-525-9538E-mail: [email protected]: www.tracs.orgRecognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation,September 2011CHEA Recognized Scope of AccreditationAccreditation and preaccreditation of Christian postsecondary institutionsin the United States, U.S. territories and other locations determined bythe Accrediting Commission that offer certificates, diplomas, and associate,baccalaureate, and graduate degrees. (2011) 7. 20132014 Directory of CHEA Recognized Organizations 7National Career-Related Accrediting OrganizationsAccrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools(ACICS)Albert Gray, Executive Director and CEO750 First Street NE, Suite 980Washington, DC 20002Phone: 202-336-6780Fax: 202-842-2593E-mail: [email protected]: www.acics.orgRecognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation,September 2012CHEA Recognized Scope of AccreditationAccreditation of private postsecondary institutions offering certificates ordiplomas, and post secondary institutions offering associates, bachelors andmasters degrees in programs designed to educate students for professional,technical, or occupational careers including those that offer those programsvia distance education or internationally. (2012)Distance Education and Training Council (DETC)Accrediting CommissionLeah Matthews, Executive Director1601 Eighteenth Street NW, Suite 2Washington, DC 20009Phone: 202-234-5100Fax: 202-332-1386E-mail: [email protected]: www.detc.orgRecognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation,April 2013CHEA Recognized Scope of AccreditationThe accreditation of higher learning institutions in the United States andinternational locations that offer program