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Accreditation

“Accreditation” ensures that institutions meet rigorous academic quality standards. In the United States, accreditation assures students, families, and government entities that an institution provides a quality education.

The accrediting organizations listed below are recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Recognition by CHEA affirms that the standards and processes of the accrediting organization are consistent with the academic quality, improvement and accountability expectations.

Regionally Accredited Organizations

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
    Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE)
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    The Higher Learning Commission (NCA-HLC)
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    Commission on Colleges (SACS)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
    Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (WASC-ACCJC)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
    Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WASC-ACSCU)

Organizations NOT Regionally Accredited

The following organizations have not met CHEA’s rigorous standards for regional accreditation.

ISU is unable to accept these credits in transfer from the following accreditators:

  • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
  • Distance Education and Training Council (DETC)
  • Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
  • American Academy for Liberal Education (AALE)
  • Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools (AARTS)
  • Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada Commission on Accrediting (ATS)
  • Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (ABHE)
  • Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools Accreditation Commission (TRACS)
  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT)
  • Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
  • Council on Occupational Education (COE)

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