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
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
The Academy’s mission is to help institutions, discipline groups and all staff to provide the best possible learning experience for their students.
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.
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.
Promotes and funds teaching and research in higher education institutions. Includes general information and sections on finance, good practice,
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
News, statistics, data collection, links and contact information.
A site providing information on Virginia Higher Education.
Recognised Accrediting organisations List of accrediting organisations recognised by CHEA and Department of Education (USA)