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ACCREDITED UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES IN NEW YORK
Accreditation is a form of independent, professional certification by non-governmental agencies which focuses on universities and colleges and programs in a particular field. Accreditation of universities and colleges in the US and within individual states therefore assures students and their parents that an institution adheres to high quality standards. These standards include the requirement that programs are delivered by qualified faculty, are constantly updated to follow the changes and meet the needs of the relevant industry or working world. Attending an accredited institution or program is often thought to make graduates more competitive on the job market.

Some Functions of Accreditation:

1. Verifying that an institution or program meets established standards

2. Assisting prospective students in identifying acceptable institutions

3. Assisting institutions in determining the acceptability of transfer credits

4. Helping to identify institutions and programs for the investment of public and private funds

5. Protecting an institution against harmful internal and external pressure

6. Creating goals for self-improvement of weaker programs and stimulating a general raising of standards among educational institutions

7. Involving the faculty and staff comprehensively in institutional evaluation and planning

8. Establishing criteria for professional certification and licensure and for upgrading courses offering such preparation

9. Providing one of several considerations used as a basis for determining eligibility for Federal assistance

While the US has no Federal Ministry of Education or other centralized authority exercising single national control over postsecondary educational institutions, various non-governmental accrediting organizations, with some Federal and state government control, have arisen to conduct peer evaluations of educational institutions and programs. These organizations have adopted criteria reflecting the qualities of a sound educational program and have developed procedures for evaluating institutions or programs to determine whether or not they are operating at basic levels of quality.

University and college accreditation in the US takes place at different levels. At the highest level, governmental and other agencies recognize the accrediting bodies. For instance, the US Department of Education (USDE), the Council for Higher Education Association (CHEA) and the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) grant power to associations that oversee accreditation at the regional, institutional or program level.

When assessing quality, international students can also look at whether a school or program has any memberships in, or endorsements by, professional associations which reflect certain standards of quality, but this is not the same as official accreditation. For instance, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities does not accredit programs, but is a national organization committed to maintaining and promoting the quality of America's higher education system.

Use the links in the menu to read more about the various organizations involved with accreditation in the US, as well as on the different kinds of accreditation: national, regional, faith-related, career-related, programmatic


 
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  College Programs National Accreditation of Universities & Colleges
  College Programs Faith Related Accrediting Organizations in New York
   
College Programs Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)
College Programs Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools (AARTS) Accreditation Commission
College Programs Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS)
College Programs Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) Accreditation Commission
  College Programs Career Related Accrediting Organizations in New York
   
College Programs Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
College Programs Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) Accreditation Commission
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AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
College Programs Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)
College Programs Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
College Programs Accreditation Review Commission for Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
College Programs Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
College Programs American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and Family Therapy Education (AAMFT/COAMFTE)
College Programs American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
College Programs American Association of Nurse Anesthetists/ Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs (CoA-NA)
College Programs American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE)
College Programs American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)
College Programs American Culinary Federation Foundation, Inc. (ACFF)
College Programs American Dietetic Association Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE-ADA)
College Programs American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Accreditation (CoA)
College Programs American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
College Programs American Optometric Association (AOA) Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE)
College Programs American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
College Programs American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME)
College Programs American Psychological Association (APA)
College Programs American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB)
College Programs American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation
College Programs American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education
College Programs Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
College Programs Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI)
College Programs Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
College Programs Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
College Programs Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
College Programs Computing/ Computer Sciences Accreditation Commission (CSAB/CSAC): merged with Engineering and Technology  (ABET)
College Programs Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
College Programs Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
College Programs Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE)
College Programs Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)
College Programs Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
College Programs Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDER) See Council for Interior Design Accreditation
College Programs Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
College Programs Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT)
College Programs National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
College Programs National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT)
College Programs National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
College Programs National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD)
College Programs National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
College Programs National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
College Programs National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
College Programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
College Programs National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC)
College Programs National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA/COA) Council on Accreditation
College Programs Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)
College Programs Society of American Foresters (SAF)
College Programs Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Inc. (TEAC)
  College Programs Council of National Recognized Accrediting Agencies
  College Programs Association of Specialized & Professional Accreditors (ASPA)
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