CHEA Recognition of Accrediting Organizations

COUNCIL FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ACCREDITATION
RECOGNITION OF ACCREDITING ORGANIZATIONS

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) reviews U.S. institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations for their effectiveness and quality based on the standards and requirements of the CHEA 2019 Recognition Policy and Procedures. CHEA recognition affirms that the the standards, structures and practices of accrediting organizations promote academic quality, improvement, accountability and needed flexibility and innovation in the institutions and programs they accredit. CHEA is the only private sector organization in the United States that reviews accrediting organizations. The Recognition Policy and related documents to undertake a recognition review from CHEA are provided here.

For information about how to apply for CHEA recognition, please contact the CHEA office at 1 (202) 955-6126.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) has submitted an application for continued recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (January 2019).

 
     
CHEA Recognition Policy and Procedures  
2019 Recognition Policy  
1998, 2006 and 2010 Policies (for information only)  
   
   
   
General Information about CHEA Recognition and Recognized Accrediting Organizations  
Directory of CHEA Recognized Accreditors  
Accrediting Organizations Recognized by CHEA 2018-2019 (names only)  
Recognition Decision Summaries  
Committee on Recognition Members  
CHEA/USDE Recognition (Chart)
   
 
 
Resources for Accrediting Organizations Recognized by CHEA or Seeking Recognition  
Steps in Recognition Review--Summary: 2019 Recognition Policy and Procedures  
Transition Framework for Currently Recognized Accrediting Organizations: 2019 Recognition Policy and Procedures  
Guidelines for Preparation of the Application Narrative for CHEA Recognition: 2019 Standards and Requirements  
Guidelines for Preparation of the Interim Report: 2019 Recognition Policy and Procedures  
   
 

 

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