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CHE Recognized Accrediting Agencies

 

The following accrediting bodies are recognized by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education:

April 18, 2000 (Revised Nov. 3, 2008)

Date added

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – International (AACSB)

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 Business (BUS)-Baccalaureate, Masters', and Doctoral degree programs in business

administration and management

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Business (BUSA)-Baccalaureate, Masters', and Doctoral degree programs in accounting

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ACCREDITING BOARD FOR ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY,INC. (ABET)

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Engineering (ENG)-Baccalaureate and master's level programs in engineering

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Engineering-related (ENGR) - Engineering-related programs at the baccalaureate level

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Engineering Technology (ENGT) - Associate and baccalaureate degree programs in engineering technology

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ACCREDITING COMMISSION ON EDUCATION FOR HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (ACEASA)

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Health Services Administration (HAS) - Graduate programs

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ACCREDITING COUNCIL ON EDUCATION IN JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS (ACEJMC)

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Journalism and Mass Communication (JOUR) - Units within institutions offering professional undergraduate and graduate (master's) degree programs

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ACCREDITATION REVIEW COMMISSION ON EDUCATION for the PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (ARC - PA)  
   Physician Assistant   

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY (AAMFT)

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Marriage and Family Therapy (MFTCC) - Clinical training programs

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    Marriage and Family Therapy (MFCD) - Graduate degree programs

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES(AAFCS)

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    Home Economics - Baccalaureate programs

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION O FNURSE ANESTHETISTS(AANA)

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Nurse Anesthetists (ANEST) - Generic nurse anesthesia education programs/schools

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AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION (ABA)

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   Law (LAW) - Professional schools

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AMERICAN BOARD OF FUNERAL SERVICE EDUCATION(ABFSE)

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Funeral Service Education (FUSER) - Independent schools and collegiate departments

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AMERICAN COLLEGE OF NURSE-MIDWIVES (ACNM)

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Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and basic master's degree program

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AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION (ACCE)

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Construction Education (CONST) - Baccalaureate degree programs

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON PHARMACEUTICA LEDUCATION(ACPE)

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Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs

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AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION

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    Counseling (CACREP)- Masters and Doctoral level programs

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AMERICAN CULINARY FEDERATION EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE

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Culinary Arts (CUL) - postsecondary programs which award certificates, diplomas, or associate degrees in culinary arts and food services management

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AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION (ADA)

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  • Dental Assisting (DA)

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  • Dental Hygiene (DH)

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  • Dental Laboratory Technology (DT)
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  • Dentistry (DENT) - Programs leading to the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree advanced general dentistry and specialty programs, and general practice residency programs
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AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION, THE *
  • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated undergraduate programs

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  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Post baccalaureate internship programs

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  •  Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician programs
 

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (ALA)

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Librarianship (LIB) - master's program leading to the first professional degree

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AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION COUNCIL ON MEDICAL EDUCATION AND ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEGES LIAISON COMMITTEE ON MEDICA LEDUCATION (LCME)

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  • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to theM.D. degree

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  • Americanoccupationaltherapyassociation

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  • Occupational Therapist (OT)

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  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
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AMERICAN PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION (APTA)

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  • Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
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  • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
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  • AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)

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  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - Doctoral programs
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  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - Doctoral programs
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  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
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  • Professional/Scientific Psychology (PSPSY) - Doctoral programs
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  • School Psychology (SCPSY)B - Doctoral programs
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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS (ASLA):
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL ACCREDITATION BOARD (LAAB)
 
Landscape Architecture (LSAR) - Baccalaureate and master's programs leading to the
  first professional degree
 

AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION (ASLHA)

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Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

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Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

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AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AVMA)

5/1998

Veterinary Medicine - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree

5/1998

ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE BUSINESS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS

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Business (BUAD) - Associate degree programs in business and business-related fields

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Business (BUBD) - Baccalaureate degree programs in business and business-related fields

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Business (BUMD) - Master degree programs in business and business-related fields

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COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF ALLIED HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMS (CAAHEP)

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Cytotechnologist (CYTO)

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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (DMS)

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Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist (ENDT)

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Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMTP)

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Histologic Technician/Technologist (HT)

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Joint Review Committee - Athletic Training(JRC-AT)

11/1999

Medical Assistant (MA)

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Medical Records Administrator (MRA)

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Ophthalmic Medical Assistant (OMA)

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Perfusionist (PERF)

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Physician Assistant (PA) - Assistant to the primary care physician

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Respiratory Therapist (REST)

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Respiratory Therapy Technician (RESTT)

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Specialist in Blood Bank Technology (SBBT)

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Surgeon's Assistant (SA)

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Surgical Technologist (ST)

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COMMISSION ON COLLEGIATE NURSING EDUCATION (CCNE)

11/1999

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate-degree nursing education programs

11/1999

Nursing (NUR) - Graduate-degree nursing education programs

11/1999

COMMISSIONONOPTICIANRYACCREDITATION

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Opticianry (OPLT) - 1-year programs for the ophthalmic laboratory technician

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Opticianry (OPD) - 2-year programs for the ophthalmic dispenser

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COMPUTINGSCIENCEACCREDITATIONBOARD,INC.

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Computer Science (COMP) - Baccalaureate programs in computer science

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COUNCIL FOR ACCREDITATION OF COUNSELING AND related education programs (CACREP)

5/1998

Masters degree  (CACREP) - programs to prepare individuals for community counseling, mental health counseling, marriage and family counseling, school counseling, student affairs practice in higher education, and Doctoral-level programs in counselor education and supervision.

5/1998

COUNCIL ON EDUCATION FOR PUBLIC HEALTH (CEPH)

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Community Health Education (CHE) - Graduate programs offered outside schools of public health

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Community Health/Preventative Medicine (CHPM) - Graduate programs offered outside schools of public health

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Public Health (PH) - Graduate schools of public health

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COUNCIL ON REHABILITATION EDUCATION (CORE)

9/1999

Rehabilitation Counseling (CORE) - Masters level programs

9/1999

COUNCILONSOCIALWORKEDUCATION (CSWE)

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Social Work (SW) - Baccalaureate and master's degree programs

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FOUNDATION FOR INTERIOR DESIG NEDUCATION RESEARCH (FIDER)

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Interior Design (FIDER) 2-year pre-professional assistant level programs (certificate and associate degree); first professional degree level programs (master's and baccalaureate degrees and 3-year certificate); and post professional master's degree programs

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JOINT REVIEW COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION IN RADIOLOGICTECHNOLOGY

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Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers (Diploma, associate, baccalaureate programs)

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Radiologic Technology (RTT) - Programs for radiation therapists/technologist (Diploma, associate, baccalaureate programs)

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JOINT REVIEW COMMITTEE ON EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS IN NUCLEARMEDICINETECHNOLOGY

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Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Programs for the nuclear medicine technologist

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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECS (ASLA):

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL ACCREDITATION BOARD (LAAB)

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Landscape Architecture (LSAR) - Baccalaureate and master's programs leading to the first professional degree

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MONTESSORI ACCREDITING COUNCIL FOR TEACHER EDUCATION (MACTE)  
    Montessori Teacher Education Programs.  

NATIONAL ACCREDITING AGENCY FOR CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES

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Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician (MLTC) - Certificate program

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Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician (MLTAD) - Associate's degree

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Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology (MT) - Professional programs (Baccalaureate and master's level)

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NATIONAL ACCREDITING COMMISSION OF COSMETOLOGY ARTS AND SCIENCES (NACCAS)

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Cosmetology (COSME) - Postsecondary schools and departments of cosmetology arts & sciences

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NATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL ACCREDITING BOARD,INC. (NAAB)

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Architecture (ARCH) - first professional degree programs

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

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Industrial Technology (INDT) - Baccalaureate degree programs

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS O FART AN DDESIGN (NASAD)

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Art & Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and nondegree-granting schools

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OFSCHOOLS OF DANCE (NASD)

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Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and nondegree-granting programs

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF MUSIC (NASM)

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Music (MUS) - Baccalaureate and graduate degree programs

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Music (MUSA) - Community and junior college programs

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Music (MUSN) - Nondegree programs

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND ADMINISTRATION (NASPAA) 7/2002
   Masters of Public Administration (SPAA) 7/2002

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OFSCHOOLS OF THEATER (NAST)

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Theater (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or nondegree-granting programs in theatre and theatre-related disciplines

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NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR ACCREDITATION OF TEACHER EDUCATION (NCATE)

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Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR NURSING,INC (NLNAC)

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Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs (certificate)

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Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

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Nursing (DNUR) - Diploma programs

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Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate and higher degree programs

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SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS (SAF)

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Forestry (FOR) - Programs leading to a bachelor's or higher first professional degree

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* Added prior to May 1998

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

1122 Lady St. Suite 400

Columbia, SC 29201

803-737-2260