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Locating Accredited Institutions

Unfortunately, there are several online agencies for accreditation that are scams and can cause you to waste your time and money. Therefore, it is very important for you to search for the institution that is accredited and is worth spending your money.

The Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a trustworthy source which offers a database with more than 7,000 institutions that are accredited and 17,000 programs that are accredited. The degree programs and schools found here are certainly legitimate, plus the agencies for accreditation are also increasing.

Searching for a Accredited College or University

You should start searching for an accredited school at, where you will find a link for database. After agreeing to terms and conditions of CHEA, you can hunt for the accredited programs or institutions by using the criteria: you

  • Name if the Institution
  • State
  • Country
  • Accrediting body
  • Type of Program

Then, after entering your search criteria, a list of qualifying accredited programs or schools can be obtained. Once you do that, sorting your results by Name of the Institution or Accredited Program, City and State, can be done.

You can get the contact information, address and the link to the information page of the accrediting agency, by just clicking on any of the listed programs or schools.

With the help of CHEA’s database, you can make sure that the institute which you select meets stringent educational standards and offer a quality education.