Accreditation by AdvancED North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
The North Central Association was founded in 1898 and is the largest of the country’s regional accrediting agencies. The NCA is a voluntary organization of over 7,000 schools, colleges, and universities in twenty-one states.
Selection by the North Central Association is achieved by rigorous evaluation with great attention paid toward academic achievement, accomplished leadership, and excellence in personnel and resources.
What can accreditation mean for students?
Students who attend a school accredited by AdvancED NCA, can rest assured that the school is committed to raising student performance and held accountable for improving student learning on a continual basis.
Accreditation means that students have:
- Qualified teachers who are continually working to improve their practices and teaching methods
- Access to a rich, diverse, and sound curriculum
- Access to a range of student activities and support services
- Transferability of credits from school to school
- Greater access to federal loans, scholarships, post-secondary education, and military programs that require accreditation
The school credits that students earn at an NCA CASI/SACS CASI accredited school are recognized by schools, colleges, and universities globally. Through AdvanceED’s reciprocal agreements with sister accrediting organizations, students can continue their educational goals in the United States or around the world.