What Does “Accredited” mean? 

“Accredited” means that a private career college or school has voluntarily applied for accreditation by a non-governmental agency that is recognized by the United States Department of Education and has met certain educational and operational standards prescribed by that agency. The accrediting agencies most frequently associated with this process are:



Accrediting Bureau of  Health Education Schools                                  

7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N.  

Falls Church, VA 22043                                        

Phone:  703.917.9503                                           

web: www.abhes.org


The Higher Learning Commission 

North Central Association of Colleges

30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400

Chicago, IL 60602

Phone:  800.621.7440 | 312.263.0456

Web: www.ncahlc.org


Accrediting Commission of  Career Schools and College                      

2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302                         

Arlington, VA  22201                                           

Phone:  703.247.4212                                           

Web: www.accsct.org                                           


National Accrediting Commission of


4401 Ford Avenue, Suite 1300

Alexandria, VA 22302

Phone: 703.600.7600

Web: www.naccas.org



Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges                                        

750 First Street NE, Suite 980  

Washington, DC 20002-4241                                  

Phone: 202.336.6780                                             

Web: www.acics.org                   



National Court Reporters Association
8224 Old Courthouse Road

Vienna, VA 22182-3808

Phone: 800.272.6272

Web: www.ncraonline.org


The American Veterinary Medical Association

1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360
Phone: 800.248.2862

Web: www.avma.org