The Regional Accreditation Agencies
There are six geographic regions of the United States with an agency that accredits college and university higher education programs:
The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Accreditation of colleges in the middle states region (Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico).
The New England Association of Schools & Colleges
Accreditation of colleges in the New England region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont).
The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Accreditation of colleges in the north central region (Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming).
The Northwest Association Of Schools And Colleges
Accreditation of colleges in the north west region (Alaska, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.)
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS)
Accreditation of colleges in the south east region (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (WASC-ACCJC)
Accreditation of colleges in California, Hawaii and Asia-Pacific regions