The accreditation database is brought to you by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE). The database is provided as a public service without warranty of any kind. The database does not constitute an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education of any of the educational institutions or programs.How do I find out if a school is accredited?
For the most accurate and current information, contact the appropriate agency. The U.S. Department of Education does not accredit educational institutions and/or programs. However, the Department provides oversight over the postsecondary accreditation system through its review of all federally-recognized accrediting agencies.What is the goal of accreditation?
The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions and/or programs of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality.What is the database of accredited postsecondary institutions and programs?
The Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs contains information reported to the U.S. Department of Education directly by recognized accrediting agencies and state approval agencies. The database reflects additional information as it is received from recognized accrediting agencies and state approval agencies.