Many colleges and universities are accredited institutions; however, per Colorado state statute, to be considered toward licensure requirements, degrees and course credits must be earned through institutions of higher education that are accredited by one of the regional associations listed below. Degrees and course credits earned through a college or university not accredited by one of these associations cannot be accepted as fulfilling licensure requirements in accordance with CRS 22-60.5-103.
What follow are lists of accepted and not accepted regional institutional accrediting organizations. To verify whether an institution of higher education is accredited by an accepted regional accrediting organization, please The Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs and compare the search results to the list of accepted organizations below. The name of the accrediting organization can also be found on the back of an official transcript or by contacting the college or university.
Accepted, Regionally Institutional Accrediting Organizations
|MSA||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education|
|HLC||Higher Learning Commission (formerly called North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Higher Learning Commission (NCA-HLC))|
New England Commission on Higher Education (formerly called New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE))
|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|
Not 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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