ACCSC is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the designated institutional accrediting body for over 650 post-secondary, trade and technical schools that provide education to over 150,000 students in a wide variety of vocational programs each year.

ACCSC’s scope of recognition with the U.S. Department of Education includes the accreditation of postsecondary, non-degree-granting institutions and degree-granting institutions in the United States, including those granting associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees, that are predominantly organized to educate students for occupational, trade and technical careers, and including institutions that offer programs via distance education.


ACCSC’s Mission is to Ensure Quality Education that Enhances Student Success in the Workforce


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ACCSC’s Continued Recognition by the U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education, on behalf of the Secretary of Education, has again recognized ACCSC as a reliable authority concerning the quality of education or training offered by its accredited institutions and has extended ACCSC’s term of recognition to 2026.

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