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Regionally Accredited Institutions of Higher Education

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)
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

 

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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