REGIONAL ACCREDITATION

REGIONAL ACCREDITATION
Regional accreditation in higher education was established more than 120 years ago by the major universities of that period. The purpose was to establish educational standards and quality assurance to corroborate that a college or university has met and attained full membership. These regional accreditation agencies are nongovernmental, but they must ensure that all of a college or university’s standards comply with the U.S. Department of Education rules and guidelines. The six regionally accrediting organizations approved by the U.S. Department of Education are as follows:

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
  • North Central Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

The Commission on Colleges and Schools of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has visited Amridge University and all reviews of accreditation have been made by educational experts and trained experts in all academic fields taught by the University. During the visit, educational activities, administration, financial stability, admissions, student services, resources, student academic achievement, organization effectiveness, and relationships with outside constituencies were reviewed.