Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs in United States

Going for higher education is costly affair. To apply to a college a student need minimum 12 years of school education in addition to willingness to spend another four years. Tuition Fees is very costly, scholarships are limited and many students chose for study loan. Many parents burnout years of savings to provide college education to their children. When deciding to join a course its mandatory to know whether the school you are willing to join is recognized by government and if degree offered has industry recognition.
Fake institutes are not uncommon trapping students in the lucrative courses charging thousands of dollars. From look and feel of course brochure and institute building etc you will get to know very few details. Majority of students apply to lesser known colleges; top institutes cannot increase intake and enroll everyone. So when joining a course its mandatory to know whether your college and course offered has recognition from academia and industry.
To help students in seeking knowledge of institution/program recognition we have gathered here details of institutes those provides recognition to institutes/colleges/courses/universities in the United States. The list of institutions/programs given here works with postsecondary education.

ACEND: The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics is the accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitian nutritionists or nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered. For details log in on to https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend
ACAOM: The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
is responsible for accreditation and pre-accreditation (“Candidacy”) throughout the United States of professional non-degree and graduate degree programs, including professional doctoral programs, in the field of acupuncture and/or Oriental medicine, as well as freestanding institutions and colleges of acupuncture and/or Oriental medicine that offer such programs. For more details log on to www.acaom.org
ACEN: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. is responsible for accreditation of nursing education programs and schools, both postsecondary and higher degree, which offer a certificate, diploma, or a recognized professional degree including clinical doctorate, masters, baccalaureate, associate, diploma, and practical nursing programs in the United States and its territories, including those offered via distance education. For more details log on to https://www.acenursing.org/
ACME: The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education is responsible authority for the accreditation and pre-accreditation of basic certificate, basic graduate nurse-midwifery, direct entry midwifery, and pre-certification nurse-midwifery education programs, including those programs that offer distance education. For more details log on to  www.acnm.org
ACPE: The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education is responsible for  accreditation and preaccreditation within the United States of professional degree programs in pharmacy leading to the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy, including those programs offered via distance education. For more details log on to  www.acpe-accredit.org
ABHES: The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools is responsible authority for The accreditation of private, postsecondary institutions in the United States offering predominantly* allied health education programs leading to a certificate, diploma, and degrees at the level of the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Occupational Science, Academic Associate, Baccalaureate and Master's; and the programmatic accreditation of medical assisting, medical laboratory technology, and surgical technology programs, through the Associate degree, including those offered via distance education. For more details log on to www.abhes.org
ACCSC: The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges is responsible auhority for  the accreditation of private, postsecondary, non degree-granting institutions and degree-granting institutions in the United States, including those granting associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees, that are predominantly organized to educate students for occupational, trade and technical careers, and including institutions that offer programs via distance education. For more details log on to www.accsc.org
ACCET: The Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training is responsible authority for the accreditation throughout the United States of institutions of higher education that offer continuing education and vocational programs that confer certificates or occupational associate degrees, including those programs offered via distance education. For more details log on to  www.accet.org
ACICS: The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is responsible authority for the accreditation of private postsecondary institutions offering certificates or diplomas, and postsecondary institutions offering associate, bachelor’s, or master's degrees in programs designed to educate students for professional, technical, or occupational careers, including those that offer those programs via distance education. For more details log on to  www.acics.org
ABA: The American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar is responsible authority for the the accreditation throughout the United States of programs in legal education that lead to the first professional degree in law as well as freestanding law schools offering such programs. This recognition also extends to the Accreditation Committee of the Section of Legal Education (Accreditation Committee) for decisions involving continued accreditation (referred to by the agency as "approval") of law schools. For more details log on to www.americanbar.org
ABFSE: The American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation is responsible for the accreditation of institutions and programs within the United States awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees in funeral service or mortuary science, including the accreditation of distance learning courses and programs offered by these programs and institutions. For more details log onto www.abfse.org
ADA: The American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation is responsible for the The accreditation of predoctoral dental education programs (leading to the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree), advanced dental education programs, and allied dental education programs that are fully operational or have attained “Initial Accreditation” status, including programs offered via distance education. For more details log on to www.ada.org/coda
AOTA: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education for the accreditation of occupational therapy educational programs offering the professional master's degree, combined baccalaureate/master's degree, and occupational therapy doctorate (OTD) degree; the accreditation of occupational therapy assistant programs offering the associate degree or a certificate; and the accreditation of these programs offered via distance education. For more details log on to www.aota.org
AOA: The American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education is responsible for the accreditation in the United States of professional optometric degree programs and optometric residency programs, and for the preaccreditation category of Preliminary Approval for professional optometric degree programs.For more details log on to www.theacoe.org
AOACOCA: The American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation is responsible for the accreditation and preaccreditation ("Provisional Accreditation") throughout the United States of freestanding, public and private non-profit institutions of osteopathic medicine and programs leading to the degree of Doctor of Osteopathy or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. For more details log on to  www.aoacoca.org
APTA: The American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education is responsible for the accreditation and preaccreditation ("Candidate for Accreditation") in the United States of physical therapist education programs leading to the first professional degree at the master’s or doctoral level and physical therapist assistant education programs at the associate degree level and for its accreditation of such programs offered via distance education. For more details log on to www.apta.org
APMA: The American Podiatric Medical Association, Council on Podiatric Medical Education is responsible for the accreditation and preaccreditation (“Provisional Accreditation”) throughout the United States of freestanding colleges of podiatric medicine and programs of podiatric medicine, including first professional programs leading to the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. For more details log on to  www.cpme.org
APA: The American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation is responsible for  the accreditation in the United States of doctoral programs in clinical, counseling, school and combined professional-scientific psychology; doctoral internship programs in health service psychology; and postdoctoral residency programs in health service psychology; and the preaccreditation in the United States of doctoral internship programs in health service psychology; and postdoctoral residency programs in health service psychology. For more details lg on to www.apa.org
ASHA: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology is responsible for the accreditation and preaccreditation (Accreditation Candidate) throughout the United States of education programs in audiology and speech-language pathology leading to the first professional or clinical degree at the master's or doctoral level, and the accreditation of these programs offered via distance education. For more details log on to  http://caa.asha.org
AVMA: The American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education is responsible for the accreditation and preaccreditation ("Provisional Accreditation") in the United States of programs leading to professional degrees (D.V.M. or D.M.D.) in veterinary medicine. For more details log on to www.avma.org
ACPE: The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission is responsible for the accreditation of both clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers and Supervisory CPE programs located within the United States and territories. For more details log on to www.acpe.edu
AARTS: Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools, Accreditation Commission is responsible for the accreditation and pre-accreditation ("Correspondent" and "Candidate") within the United States of advanced rabbinical and Talmudic schools to include Associate, Baccalaureate, Masters, Doctorate, and First Rabbinic and First Talmudic degrees programs. For more details log on to https://www.chea.org/national-faith-related-accrediting-organizations-accreditor-type
AIJS: The Association of Institutions of Jewish Studies is responsible authority for the accreditation of postsecondary institutions of Jewish Studies within the United States exclusively offering educational programs leading to a certificate, associate degree, baccalaureate degree or their equivalent credential in Jewish Studies or Classical Torah Studies. For more details log on to  theaijs.com
ATS: The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools is responsible for the accreditation of theological schools and seminaries, as well as schools or programs that are parts of colleges or universities, in the United States, offering post baccalaureate degrees in professional and academic theological education, including delivery via distance education. For more details log on to  www.ats.edu
CCNE: The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is responsible for the accreditation of nursing education programs in the United States, at the baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and certificate levels, including programs offering distance education. For more details log on to www.ccneaccreditation.org
CEA: The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation is responsible for the accreditation of postsecondary, non°granting English language programs and institutions in the United States. For details log on to  www.cea accredit.org
COMTA: The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation is responsible for the accreditation of institutions and programs in the United States that award postsecondary certificates, postsecondary diplomas, academic Associate degrees and occupational Associate degrees, in the practice of massage therapy, bodywork, and aesthetics/esthetics and skin care. For more details log on to www.comta.org
COACRNA: The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs is responsible for the accreditation of institutions and programs of nurse anesthesia at the post master`s certificate, master`s, or doctoral degree levels in the United States, and its territories, including programs offering distance education. For more details log on to  https://coacrna.org
CEPH: The Council on Education for Public Health is responsible for the accreditation within the United States of schools of public health and public health programs outside schools of public health, at the baccalaureate and graduate degree levels, including those offered via distance education. For more details log on to  www.ceph.org
CNME: The Council on Naturopathic Medical Education is responsible for  the accreditation and preaccreditation throughout the United States of graduate-level, four-year naturopathic medical education programs leading to the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD) or Doctor of Naturopathy (ND).
Council of Occupational Education: The Council of Occupational Education is responsible the accreditation and preaccreditation (“Candidacy Status”) throughout the United States of postsecondary occupational education institutions offering non-degree and applied associate degree programs in specific career and technical education fields, including institutions that offer programs via distance education. For more details log on to www.council.org
DEAC: The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is responsible for  the accreditation of postsecondary institutions in the United States that offer degree and/or non-degree programs primarily by the distance or correspondence education method up to and including the professional doctoral degree, including those institutions that are specifically certified by the agency as accredited for Title IV purposes. For more details log on to www.deac.org
HLC: The Higher Learning Commission is responsible for the accreditation and preaccreditation ("Candidate for Accreditation") of degree-granting institutions of higher education in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, including the tribal institutions and the accreditation of programs offered via distance education and correspondence education within these institutions. This recognition extends to the Institutional Actions Council jointly with the Board of Trustees of the Commission for decisions on cases for continued accreditation or reaffirmation, and continued candidacy, and to the Appeals Body jointly with the Board of Trustees of the Commission for decisions related to initial candidacy or accreditation or reaffirmation of accreditation. For more details log on to www.hlcommission.org
JRCERT: The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology is responsible for the accreditation of educational programs in radiography, magnetic resonance, radiation therapy, and medical dosimetry, including those offered via distance education, at the certificate, associate, and baccalaureate levels. For more details log on to www.jrcert.org
KSBN: The Kansas State Board of Nursing is responsible for the Nursing practices in the state of Kansas, United States. For more details log on to https://ksbn.kansas.gov/
LCME: The Liaison Committee on Medical Education is responsible for the accreditation of medical education programs within the United States leading to the M.D. degree. For more details log on to  www.lcme.org
Maryland Board of Nursing: The Maryland Board of Nursing is the state agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reliable authority as to the quality of nurse education in their respective State. For more details log on to www.mbon.org
MSCHE: The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is responsible for the accreditation and preaccreditation ("Candidacy status”) of institutions of higher education in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including distance and correspondence education programs offered at those institutions. For more details log on to www.msche.org
MSA-CESS: The Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools is responsible for the the accreditation of institutions with postsecondary, non-degree granting career and technology programs in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to include the accreditation of postsecondary, non-degree granting institutions that offer all or part of their educational programs via distance education modalities. For more details log on to www.msa-cess.org
MEAC: The Midwifery Education Accreditation Council is responsible for the accreditation and pre-accreditation throughout the United States of direct-entry midwifery educational institutions and programs conferring degrees and certificates, including the accreditation of such programs offered via distance education. For more details log on to meacschools.org
Missouri State Board of Nursing: The Missouri State Board of Nursing approves major expansions for nursing programs to address statewide workforce shortage. For more details log on to https://www.pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp
MACTE: The Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education is responsible for the accreditation of Montessori teacher education institutions and programs throughout the United States, including those offered via distance education. For more details log on to  www.macte.org
NACCAS: The National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, Inc. is responsible for the the accreditation throughout the United States of postsecondary schools and departments of cosmetology arts and sciences and massage therapy.  For more details log on to www.naccas.org
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation: The National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation is responsible for the accreditation throughout the United States of freestanding institutions and units offering art/design and art/design-related programs (both degree- and non°granting), including those offered via distance education. For more details log on to www.arts-accredit.org
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation: The National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation is responsible for the accreditation throughout the United States of freestanding institutions that offer dance and dance-related programs (both degree and non°granting), including those offered via distance education. For more details log on to www.arts-accredit.org
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation: The National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation is responsible for the the accreditation throughout the United States of freestanding institutions that offer theatre and theatre-related programs (both degree and non°granting), including those offered via distance education. For more details log on to www.arts-accredit.org
NECHE: The New England Commission of Higher Education is responsible for the the accreditation and pre-accreditation ("Candidacy status") of institutions of higher education in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont that award bachelor’s, master’s, and/or doctoral degrees and associate degree-granting institutions in those states that include degrees in liberal arts or general studies among their offerings, including the accreditation of programs offered via distance education within these institutions. For more details log on to https://cihe.neasc.org
New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education): This is an arm of New York State Education Department. For details log on to http://www.nysed.gov/
New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Public Postsecondary Vocational Education, Practical Nursing): THis the State agency for the approval of public postsecondary vocational education in the field of practical nursing offered by a Board of Cooperative Educational Services, an Educational Opportunity Center, City School Districts, and County Boards of Supervisors to prepare persons for licensed practical nursing careers in the State of New York.For more details log on to  www.nysed.gov
New York State Board of Regents, and the Commissioner of Education: This organization is responsible for the accreditation of those degree-granting institutions of higher education in New York that designate the agency as their sole or primary nationally recognized accrediting agency for purposes of establishing eligibility to participate in HEA programs including accreditation of programs offered via distance education within these institutions.For more details log on to www.nysed.gov
North Dakota Board of Nursing: The North Dakota Board of Nursing is the regulatory authority for the nursing profession and practices in the state of North Dakota, United States. For more details log on to https://www.ndbon.org/ and https://www.ncsbn.org/North%20Dakota.htm
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities: The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is responsibel authority for the accreditation and pre-accreditation (“Candidacy status”) of postsecondary degree-granting educational institutions in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, and the accreditation of programs offered via distance education within these institutions. For more details log on to  www.nwccu.org
Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education: The Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education is responsible for  the approval of public postsecondary vocational education offered at institutions in the State of Oklahoma that are not under the jurisdiction of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, including the approval of public postsecondary vocational education offered via distance education. For more details log on to www.okcareertech.org
Pennsylvania State Board of Vocational Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education: This organization is responsible authority for the approval of public postsecondary vocational education (PPVE) institutions and programs offered at career and technical education institutions that are not offered for college credit. For more details log on to https://www.education.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Puerto Rico State Agency for the Approval of Public Postsecondary Vocational, Technical Institutions and Programs: For more details about this organization and approved institutes and programs log on to www.de.gobierno.pr
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges: The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges is responsible for the accreditation and preaccreditation (“Candidate for Accreditation”) of degree-granting institutions of higher education in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, including the accreditation of programs offered via distance and correspondence education within these institutions. This recognition extends to the SACSCOC Board of Trustees and the Appeals Committee of the College Delegate Assembly on cases of initial candidacy or initial accreditation and for continued accreditation or candidacy. For more details log on to www.sacscoc.org
The Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation: This organization provides the accreditation and preaccreditation (“Candidate for Accreditation”), at the undergraduate level, of institutions of biblical higher education in the United States offering both campus-based and distance education instructional programs. For more details log on to www.abhe.org
The Council on Chiropractic Education, Commission on Accreditation: This organization provides accreditation of programs leading to the Doctor of Chiropractic degree and single-purpose institutions offering the Doctor of Chiropractic program. For more details log on to www.cce-usa.org
Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation: This organization offers accreditation and preaccreditation (“Candidate” status) of Christian postsecondary institutions in the United States that offer certificates, diplomas, and associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees, including institutions that offer distance education.For more details log on to www.tracs.org
WASC Senior College and University Commission: This organization provides accreditation and preaccreditation (“Candidate for Accreditation”) of senior colleges and universities in California, Hawaii, the United States territories of Guam and American Samoa, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, including distance education programs offered at those institutions. For more details log on to www.wscuc.org
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges: This organization facilitates accreditation and preaccreditation ("Candidate for Accreditation") of community and other colleges with a primarily pre-baccalaureate mission located in California, Hawaii, the United States territories of Guam and American Samoa, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Republic of the Marshall IslandsFor more details log on to http://www.accjc.org

Information Source: Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs
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