What does a “regionally accredited” college mean?

In order for coursework to be acceptable, the college or university must be accredited by one of the six regional associations. Schools typically indicate if and how they are accredited on their websites. The six regional associations are:

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
  • Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges