Business School Accreditation Agencies

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Business School Accreditation Agencies

Schools and/or programs in the United States may be accredited by one of six regional agencies as a way of ensuring a high qualify of education to the student population. In Canada, the government regulates each school within each province.

Each of the following agencies are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA):

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools: Accredits schools in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

New England Association of Schools & Colleges: Accredits schools in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

North Central Association of Colleges & Schools: Accredits schools in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah, and Washington.

Northwest Association of Schools & Colleges: Accredits schools in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

Southern Association of Colleges & Schools: Accredits schools in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Western Association of Schools & Colleges: Accredits schools in California, Hawaii, and Guam.

For a full list of accrediting agencies that the U.S. Department of Education and CHEA recognize, visit their respective websites.

   

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