Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Council for Higher Education Accreditation
AbbreviationCHEA
Established1996
President
Cynthia Jackson-Hammond
Key people
Gena Glickman, Board Chair
Websitewww.chea.org

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a United States organization of degree-granting colleges and universities. It identifies its purpose as providing national advocacy for academic quality through accreditation in order to certify the quality of higher education accrediting organizations, including regional, faith-based, private, career, and programmatic accrediting organizations.[1]

The organization has accredited colleges and universities as members, and currently recognizes approximately 60 accrediting organizations.[2] CHEA is based in Washington, DC. CHEA is a member of International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).[3][4]

  1. ^ "CHEA at a Glance" (PDF). Council for Higher Education Accreditation. 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2011.
  2. ^ CHEA website. Retrieved January 31, 2010.
  3. ^ International Affairs Office, U.S. Department of Education 12/2007 page 2 "INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION" https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/accred-postsec.doc
  4. ^ INQAAHE Website http://www.inqaahe.org/council-higher-education-accreditation

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