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Key to Accreditation Abbreviations

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  • MSCHE: The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several locations internationally. It is an accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • HLC/NCACS: The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. HLC is the accreditation arm of the NCACS. The group grants initial reviews of applications for accreditation and ensures standards continue to be upheld. It is an accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • NEASC: New England Association of Schools and Colleges. NEASC provides accreditation services for more than 2000 public and private institutions in the six state region – Pre-K through university. NEASC accreditation uses self-reflection, peer review and best practices as integral components of its assessment process. It is an accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • NWCCU: The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) is an independent, non-profit membership organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions in the seven-state Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
  • SACS/COC: The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. SACS/COC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. It is an accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • WASC: The Western Association of Schools and Colleges. WASC is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. The commission provides assistance to schools located in California, Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and East Asia. It is an accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • DETC: The Distance Education and Training Council. DETC reviews the quality of programs from distance learning institutes. It is an accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. It is an accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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