Higher Education Accreditation

Higher education includes undergraduate and post-graduate education levels. The main difference between higher education and secondary education is creative thinking and research. Secondary education can be considered as surface learning whereas higher education is deep learning which involves problem solving, applications of learning for the benefit of society.

The following organisations are involved in maintaining the standards and accreditation of programs.


ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

The QAA’s core business is to review the quality and standards of higher education in universities and colleges. It does this by auditing institutional

Higher Education Academy

The Academy’s mission is to help institutions, discipline groups and all staff to provide the best possible learning experience for their students.

Scottish Funding Council

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) distributes about £1.5 billion in funding each year for teaching and learning, research and other activities in Scotland’s colleges and universities.

Council for Higher education accreditation

A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities in the USA and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.

Higher Education Funding Council for England

Promotes and funds teaching and research in higher education institutions. Includes general information and sections on finance, good practice,

National Board of Accreditation-India

The National Board of Accreditation (NBA) was set up by AICTE in September 1994, for the purpose of assessment of Quality and Accreditation of Technical programmes in India

Higher Education Statistics Agency 

News, statistics, data collection, links and contact information.

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

A site providing information on Virginia Higher Education.

Recognised Accrediting organisationList of accrediting organisations recognised by CHEA and Department of Education (USA)

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