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Encyclopedia > List of recognized accreditation associations of higher learning

Accreditation is a certification of the academic quality of an institution of higher learning. Some countries have independent/private organizations that oversee the school accreditation process, while other countries accredit through a government agency. Some countries require accreditation and others consider it voluntary. In either case accreditation denotes academic quality and schools that lack recognized accreditation often claim accreditation from unrecognized sources. Unrecognized accreditations are meaningless to the academic community. Generally, accreditation is the process by which a facility becomes officially certified as providing services of a reasonably good quality, so that the public can trust in the quality of its services. ...


Below are several lists of recognized accreditation associations of higher learning according to the corresponding government. See school accreditation for lists of various databases for accredited schools. Generally, accreditation is the process by which a facility becomes officially certified as providing services of a reasonably good quality, so that the public can trust in the quality of its services. ...

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Hong Kong

In Hong Kong a school does not have to accredited, but "It is up to your employer or institution to recognize your qualifications."[1] The Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation can make recommendations. Currently, accreditation in Hong Kong and China are jointly recognized.[2] The Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation (HKCAA, Traditional Chinese: , Simplified Chinese: ) is a council accrediting all higher education courses from institues which do not possess self-accreditation status. ...

The Hong Kong Bar Association (HKBA) (Traditional Chinese: ) is the professional regulatory body for barristers in Hong Kong. ... The Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation (HKCAA, Traditional Chinese: , Simplified Chinese: ) is a council accrediting all higher education courses from institues which do not possess self-accreditation status. ...

India

Accreditation for universities in India are required by law unless it was created through an act of Parliament. Without accreditation " It is emphasized that these fake institutions have no legal entity to call themselves as University/Vishwvidyalaya and to award ‘degree’ which are not treated as valid for academic/employment purposes."[3]


Accreditation for higher learning is overseen by autonomous institutions established by the University Grants Commission[4]: The University Grants Commission of India is a central government body that provides funds for government-recognised universities. ...

  • All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
  • Distance Education Council (DEC)
  • Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR)
  • Bar Council of India (BCI)
  • National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)
  • Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)
  • Medical Council of India (MCI)
  • Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)
  • Indian Nursing Council (INC)
  • Dentist Council of India (DCI)
  • Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH)
  • Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM)

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), is the statutory body established for proper planning and co-ordinated development of the technical education system in India. ... Logo of Medical Council of India The Medical Council of India is a constitutional body in India set up primarily to establish uniform standards of higher qualifications inmedicine and to grant recognition of medical qualifications in India and abroad. ...

Pakistan

In 2003, Canada began helping Pakistan develop an accreditation system.[5] Currently, these accreditors must be recognized by the Higher Education Commission. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is an organization that facilitates the development of higher educational system in Pakistan[1]. Its main purpose is to upgrade the Universities of Pakistan to be world-class centres of education, research and development. ...

  • Pakistan National Accreditation Council

United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom the institution offering degrees must be accredited and a list maintained by the Department for Education and Skills. See the official list of genuine education and training providers [6] The Department for Education and Skills is a department in the United Kingdom government created in 2001. ...


United States

The United States Department of Education does not directly accredit educational institutions and/or programs. However, the U.S. Secretary of Education is required by law to publish a list of Nationally recognized accrediting agencies in the United States that the Secretary determines to be reliable authorities as to the quality of education or training provided by the institutions of higher education and the higher education programs they accredit, within the meaning of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The United States Department of Education (also known as ED) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government. ... Generally, accreditation is the process by which a facility becomes officially certified as providing services of a reasonably good quality, so that the public can trust in the quality of its services. ... The United States Secretary of Education is the head of the Department of Education. ... The U.S. Department of Education does not directly accredit educational institutions and/or programs. ... The Higher Education Act of 1965 (Pub. ...


The following list of recognized accreditation associations of higher learning in the United States is taken from the United States Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education and the Directory of Council on Higher Education Accreditation Recognized Organizations 2005-2006. The United States Department of Education (also known as ED) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government. ... Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities, which also recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. ...


Regional accreditation

Regional accreditation is considered the "best" accreditation and "you can be assured that it will be as valid as a degree from any regular university."[7]

Regional accreditation is a term used in the United States to refer to the process by which one of six accrediting bodies, each serving an area of the country, accredits schools, colleges, and universities. ... The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools is a voluntary, peer based, non-profit association dedicated to the educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation. ... Accredition organization in New England. ... The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) is one of six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education. ... The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) is an independent, non-profit membership organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions in the seven-state Northwest... The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. ... The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six official academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public and private universities, colleges, secondary and elementary schools in the United States and foreign institutions of American origin. ...

Professional accreditation

These accreditations may cover the whole institution, or they may cover only a specific program of professional training.

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) was established in 1932. ... The Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) is a non-profit accreditation agency recognized by Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. ... The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) is a non-profit education corporation recognized by the United States Secretary of Education as an independent and autonomous national accrediting body that accredits institutions of higher education offering programs of study through the masters degree level. ... The American Academy for Liberal Education (AALE) is a U.S. organization that accredits universities and colleges (or liberal arts programs within such institutions) that offer general education programs in the liberal arts. ... American Bar Associations Washington, DC office The American Bar Association (ABA) is a voluntary bar association of lawyers which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States. ... The American Dietetic Association (ADA) is the United States largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, with nearly 65,000 members. ... The American Institute of Certified Planners (or AICP) is the professional trade organization that certifies professionals in the United States in the field of Urban planning. ... The American Library Association (ALA) promotes libraries and library education in the United States and internationally. ... The American Optometric Association (AOA) represents optometrists nationally in the USA. It consists of State Optometric Associations, which are made of of local Optometric Societies. ... The American Psychological Association (APA) is a professional organization representing psychology in the US. It has around 150,000 members and an annual budget of around $70m. ... The American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional association representing landscape architects, with more than 15,000 members and 48 chapters, representing all 50 American states, US territories, and 42 countries around the world. ... The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is a professional association for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally. ... The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), founded in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 73,000 US veterinarians working in academia, private and corporate practice, industry, government, and uniformed services. ... The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) - is the USA based body which awards accreditation following a review of the quality of degree programs delivered by business schools. ... The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs was founded in 1988 to create an organization and an accreditation process designed to fit the needs of business programs focused on teaching and learning. ... The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs was founded in 1988 to create an organization and an accreditation process designed to fit the needs of business programs focused on teaching and learning. ... The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a national professional organization representing more than 66,000 members. ... This article is a stub. ... The Council on Chiropractic Education - USA (CCE-USA) is an agency for accreditation of programs and institutions offering the doctor of chiropractic degree. ... The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national association for social work education in the United States of America. ... The Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) is a non-profit accreditation agency recognized by Council on Higher Education Accreditation and the US Department of Education. ... The National Association of Industrial Technology, also know as NAIT, is the accreditation board for collegiate programs in the discipline of Industrial Technology. ... National Association of Schools of Art and Design, known as NASAD for short, is an organisation of colleges, schools and universities. ... The National Association of Schools of Music, NASM, was founded in 1924 and is an accreditor for schools for post-high school education. ... The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) is a Washington, D.C. non-profit organization that exists to: >Ensure excellence in education and training for public service >Promote the ideal of public service >Accredit master degrees in public administration, including Master of Public Administration (MPA) and... The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) was founded in 1954 to accredit teacher certification programmes at U.S. colleges and universities. ...

Religious accreditation associations

The Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools (AARTS) is a non-profit accreditation association for Rabbinical and Talmudic schools. ... The Association for Biblical Higher Education or ABHE (formerly the The Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges or AABC) is a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. ... The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) is an organization of seminaries and other graduate schools of theology. ... Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, TRACS, is an accreditation agency located in Forest, Virginia. ...

See also

The International Association of Universities list of Universities of the World is a list of organizations recognized as universities by national authorities around the world. ... Schools that lack legitimate accreditation often claim accreditation from an unrecognized source. ... Generally, accreditation is the process by which a facility becomes officially certified as providing services of a reasonably good quality, so that the public can trust in the quality of its services. ...

Links

  • Directory of CHEA Recognized Organizations 2005-2006 (United States)

 
 

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