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What Accreditation is Necessary to Qualify for Pay Raises & Professional Advancement?
Regional Accreditation needs to be obtained for pay increases and professional advancement. Most universities are accredited by one of six regional accrediting bodies.
Regional accreditation is considered the standard accreditation for the majority of public and private universities.
Six of the most prominent regional accrediting bodies are listed below:
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) Middle States Commission on Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC-CIHE) Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA-HLC)
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC-ACCJC) Accrediting
Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
Commission on Technical and Career Institutions (NEASC-CTCI)
For more information on accreditation in the United States, please visit http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.