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Regionally Accredited Institutions of Higher Education

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 in accordance with CRS 22-60.5-103.

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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