A Recognized College or University

To determine if a U.S. high school, college, or university is considered recognized, please visit one of the websites of the regional associations that accredits public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the U.S. (see below).  Individuals that believe a college is accredited by another appropriate source may submit that information for consideration to the Talent Acquisition and Selection Branch.  For further information contact us at (213) 241-3455 ext 2.

Accrediting Agencies:

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) - Covers: Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Island, and Overseas

    Colleges
    High Schools
     
  • The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) (formerly Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges or NASC) - Covers: Utah, Idaho, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, and Costa Rica

    Colleges
    High Schools
     
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) - Covers: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

    Colleges
    High Schools
     
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc./Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE) - Covers: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Overseas

    Colleges
    High Schools
     
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges (SACS-CC); Advanced-Ed Covers: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Latin America

    Colleges
    High Schools
     
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges/Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior College - Covers: California, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands, Pacific Basin and East Asia

    Colleges
    High Schools
     
  • College Board - Covers: Colleges and Universities

    Colleges
     
  • Foreign degrees or transcripts may have to be evaluated by a transcript evaluation agency. For a list of agencies, visit: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf