Other Organizations

Recognition of Regional 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

Regional Accrediting Organizations for Higher Education

Higher Learning Commission

230 South LaSalle
Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
(800) 621-7440
info@hlcommission.org
http://www.hlcommission.org

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(267) 284-5000
info@msche.org
http://www.msche.org

New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive
Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803
(781) 425-7700
cihe@neasc.org
http://cihe.neasc.org/

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

8060 165th Avenue, NW
Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 558-4224
http://www.nwccu.org

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097
(404) 679-4500
questions@sacscoc.org
http://www.sacscoc.org

WASC Senior College and University Commission

985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 748-9001
http://www.wascsenior.org/

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges

10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204
Novato, CA 94949
(415) 506-0234
accjc@accjc.org
http://www.accjc.org

National Accrediting Organizations

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

Higher Education Directory

6400 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 648
Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 532-2300 
http://www.hepinc.com

U.S. National Education Information (USNEI website)

U.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/accreditation/natlagencies.html

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

Puerto Rico Council on Education

P.O. Box 19900
San Juan, PR 00910-19900
Phone: (787) 641-7100
http://www.ce.pr.gov/