Most state colleges and universities are regionally accredited institutions. However, to be considered toward licensure requirements, degrees and credits must be earned through institutions of higher education that are accredited by one of the Colorado State Board of Education-approved/accepted organizations. Degrees and credits that are earned through an institution of higher education that is not accredited through one of the approved/accepted organizations will not be accepted toward licensure requirements.
Below you will find lists of accepted and non-accepted, Regionally Institutional Accrediting Organizations. To verify if your institution of higher education is accepted by the Colorado Department of Education, please consult The Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs website and compare the search results to the list of accepted organizations below. Additionally, the name of the accrediting organization can also be found on the back of official transcripts or by contacting the institution of higher education.
Accepted, Regionally Institutional Accrediting Organizations
|MSA||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education|
|NCA-HLC||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Higher Learning Commission|
|NEASC-CIHE||New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., Commission on Institutions of Higher Education|
|NWCCU||Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities|
|SACS||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
|WASC-ACSCU||Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities|
Non-Accepted, Regionally Institutional Accrediting Organizations
|NCA-CASI||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, Board of Trustees|
|NEASC-CTCI||New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., Commission on Technical and Career Institutions|
|WASC-ACCJC||Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges|
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