Recognized Regional Accreditation Associations

The following is the list of recognized regional accreditation associations:
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools of Higher Education
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges

To verify that a specific institution is accredited by one of the six recognized regional accreditation associations listed above, look it up by name on the U.S. Department of Education's Institutional Accreditation Search site: