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• Can College Accreditation Live Up to its Promise?
“While most aspects of higher education in America are endlessly studied and critiqued, accreditation has received relatively little attention. Does accreditation in fact give students, parents, and taxpayers any assurance of quality?” A report from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.

• Overview of Accreditation
U.S. Department of Education accreditation website. Links to nationally recognized accrediting agencies recognized by the Department of Education. Provides an overview of the accreditation process in the U.S. and internationally.

• The Fundamentals of Accreditation: What You Need to Know
Distributed by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), this pdf document answers frequently asked questions about accreditation.

• Database of Institutions Accredited By Recognized United States Accrediting Organizations
Searchable database of accredited institutions, compiled and maintained by the Council for Higher Education.

• Center for Quality Assurance in International Education
“The Center for Quality Assurance in International Education, located at the National Center for Higher Education in Washington, DC, is a collaborative activity of the higher education and quality and competency assurance communities both within the United States and between the United States and other country associations concerned with issues of quality and fairness in international academic and professional mobility, credentialing and recognition.”

• CHEA International Database of Higher Education Quality Assurance Agencies and Accrediting Organizations
From the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). List of links contains information about agencies and organizations engaged in external quality review of higher education institutions and programs worldwide.


• Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a “private, nonprofit national organization that coordinates accreditation activity in the United States. CHEA represents more than 3,000 colleges and universities and 60 national, regional, and specialized accreditors.”
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510
Washington DC 20036-1135
Tel: 202-955-6126
Fax: 202-955-6129
Email: chea@chea.org