Regional and Professional Accreditation

In the United States, there are six major regional accrediting agencies for educational institutions:
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges
- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

In addition, many universities and colleges also have professional accreditation as well. Some of the more common professional accrediting bodies are:
- The National League for Nursing Accreditation
- National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
- The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
- The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
- National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
- Society of American Foresters (SAF)
- American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
- National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD)
- National Architectural Accrediting Board
- National Association of Schools of Music
- National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
- National Athletic Trainers Association
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
- American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business: The International Association for Management Education