The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a United States organization of degree-granting colleges and universities. It identifies its purpose as providing national advocacy for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation in order to certify the quality of higher education accrediting organizations, including regional, faith-based, private, career, and programmatic accrediting organizations.

The organization has approximately 3,000 academic institutions as members, and currently recognizes approximately 60 accrediting organizations. CHEA is based in Washington, DC. CHEA is a member of International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies (INQAAHE).

In 2012 CHEA launched the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) to advance understanding of international quality assurance and to promote high-quality higher education through international accreditation bodies worldwide. The CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) provides a database of recognized accreditation agencies globally. It’s a non-profit, non-governmental association focused on U.S. and NON U.S. accreditation and higher education quality assurance worldwide.

Since January 25, 2018 Ukrainian-American Concordia University (UACU) has become a member of this world-renowned organization in the field of quality assurance, transparency and integrity of higher education.

Congratulations to all members of the team of employees and students of our university, our colleagues and friends.

CHEA International Quality Group Membership List