Other Organizations

Recognition of Accreditation Organizations

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Postsecondary Education
Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) Building
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202
202-453-6914
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/index.html

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation

One Dupont Circle NW
Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036
202-955-6126
www.chea.org

Institutional Accrediting Agencies for Higher Education

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302
Arlington, Virginia 22201
(703) 247-4212
mccomis@accsc.org
www.accsc.org

Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training
1722 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 955-1113
jhendrickson@accet.org
www.accet.org

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
1350 Eye Street, NW, Suite 560
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 336-6780
medwards@acics.org
www.acics.org

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, Georgia 30350
(800) 917-2081
puckettg@council.org
www.council.org

Distance Education Accrediting Commission
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 234-5100
info@deac.org
www.deac.org

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413
(800) 621-7440
info@hlcommission.org
www.hlcommission.org

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
(267) 284-5000
info@msche.org
www.msche.org

Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools
3624 Market Street, 2 West
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-2680
(267) 284-5000
lmmccauley@msa-cess.org
www.msa-cess.org

New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803-4514
(781) 425-7700
https://www.neche.org/contact
https://cihe.neasc.org

New York State Board of Regents, and the Commissioner of Education
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
(518) 474-5844
commissioner@nysed.gov
www.nysed.gov

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue, NE, Suite 100
Redmond, Washington 98052
(425) 558-4224
sonny@nwccu.org
www.nwccu.org

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Tel. (404) 679-4512, Fax (404) 994-6592
questions@sacscoc.org
www.sacscoc.org

WASC Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204
Novato, California 94949
(415) 506-0234
accjc@accjc.org
www.accjc.org

WASC Senior Colleges and University Commission
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, California 94501
(510) 748-9001
wasc@wscuc.org
www.wscuc.org

For a current list of national accrediting organizations, please consult:

U.S. National Education Information (USNEI website)

U.S. Department of Education
https://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/accreditation_pg6.html#RegionalInstitutional

Specialized Accrediting Organizations

For information about specialized accrediting organizations, contact:

Association of Specialized & Professional Accreditors (ASPA)

3304 North Broadway Street, #214
Chicago, IL 60657
773-857-7900 
www.aspa-usa.org

Additional information is available from:

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation

One Dupont Circle NW
Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036
202-955-6126
www.chea.org

State Education Departments in the Middle States Region

Delaware Department of Education

The Townsend Building
Delaware Department of Education
401 Federal Street, Suite 2
Dover, DE 19901-3639
(302) 735-4120
dheo@doe.k12.de.us
https://www.doe.k12.de.us

District of Columbia Department of Education

1050 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 727-6436
osse@dc.gov
https://osse.dc.gov/

Maryland State Department of Education

200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
410-767-0100
info.msde@maryland.gov
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org

The State of New Jersey Department of Education

1 John Fitch Plaza,
10th Floor, PO Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625-0542
609-292-4310
https://www.state.nj.us/treas/highereducation/contactus.shtml
http://www.state.nj.us/education/

New York State Education Department

89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
(518) 486-3633
hedepcom@nysed.gov
http://www.nysed.gov/

Pennsylvania Department of Education

333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
(717) 772-3623
http://www.education.pa.gov/Pages/Contact-Us.aspx
http://www.education.pa.gov

Board of Postsecondary Institutions

P.O. Box 9023271
San Juan, 00902-3271
Phone: 787-722-2121, ext. 3800
http://www.estado.pr.gov