The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
ACCSC was founded in 1965 as the Accrediting Commission of the National Association of Trade and Technical Schools (NATTS). In 1967, the Commission received recognition from the U.S. Department of Education, as a private, non-profit, independent accrediting agency which confirmed the Commission’s status as a reliable authority for the establishment of educational standards. In 1993, a division occurred between the accreditation unit and the association unit creating a new wholly independent organization – the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). In October 2009, ACCSCT relaunched as the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
Since 1967, the Commission has been continuously recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. ACCSC’s scope of recognition includes the accreditation of private, postsecondary, non-degree-granting institutions and degree-granting institutions in the United States, including those granting associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees, that are predominantly organized to educate students for occupational, trade and technical careers, and including institutions that offer programs via distance education.