Regional Accreditation Agencies
What are the Regional Accrediting Agencies?
The United States is divided into six geographic regions each with an agency that accredits college and university higher education programs. Click on the links below to find institutional members of each agency.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Accreditation of colleges in the middle states region (Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, includes the territory of Puerto Rico).
The New England Association of Schools & Colleges
Accreditation of colleges in the New England region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont).
The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Accreditation of colleges in the north central region (Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming).
The Northwest Association Of Schools And Colleges
Accreditation of colleges in the North West region (Alaska, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Accreditation of colleges in the southern region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia)
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Accreditation of colleges in the western region. (California and Hawaii; includes the territories of Guam, American Samoa)