ACCREDITATION OF DEGREE-GRANTING PROGRAMS

Also Performance Funding Indicator 3.D

DIRECTIONS:

This form includes only those accrediting bodies that are included on the FORM IPEDS-1C-1 (6/1/94) and/or have been approved by the Commission and are applicable to at least one South Carolina public institution or program.

If your institution offers one or more programs listed in the Commission's current Inventory of Academic Degree Programs that is accreditable in one or more of the categories listed in the column labeled "ACCREDITING AGENCIES AND PROGRAMS" you must complete the two right hand columns for that accrediting agency and area(s). An accreditable program is one that is eligible for accreditation, regardless of whether or not the institution chooses to pursue accreditation. An accredited program is one that has been granted full accreditation status by the appropriate accrediting agency.

If the program has been approved by the Commission within five years of the reporting date, put the date of the approval in the box instead of a check mark. You have five years to gain accreditation for a new program and the new program will be excluded from your count. However, if it has already been accredited, put a check mark and you will have it counted in your favor to increase your percentage.

One accrediting body, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, was added to the IPEDS list in 1993. You should only fill out the form for that accrediting association if you are not accredited by or seeking accreditation by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, but have business programs that are accreditable by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. However, since you have five years from the date an accrediting body is added to the form to obtain accreditation by that body, simply write the date 1998 in the appropriate accreditable "cell(s)" and you will not have it counted against you if your applicable programs have not been accredited by that body. If you have already had your programs accredited by that body, put check marks in the appropriate boxes and you will receive credit for that accomplishment. In addition, The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Counseling Association (CACREP) were added in 1998 and are governed by the same guidelines, with their 5-year period ending in 2003. The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) was added in 1999, with a 5-year period ending in 2004 (if approved by the Commission at its meeting in May 1999).

LIST OF NATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL AND SPECIALIZED ACCREDITING BODIES RECOGNIZED BY THE SECRETARY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
ACCREDITING AGENCIES AND AREAS ACCREDITABLE PROGRAM(S) ACCREDITED PROGRAM(S)
CCREDITATION BOARD FOR ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, INC.    
Engineering (ENG) - Baccalaureate and master’s level programs in engineering    
Engineering –related (ENGR) - Engineering-related programs at the baccalaureate level    
Engineering Technology (ENGT) - Associate and baccalaureate degree programs in engineering technology

X

X

ACCREDITING COMMISSION ON EDUCATION FOR HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION    
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs    
ACCREDITING COUNCIL ON EDUCATION IN JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS    
Journalism and Mass Communications (JOUR) - Units within institutions offering professional undergraduate and graduate (master’s) degree programs    
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY    
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFCC) - Clinical training programs    
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFCD) - Graduate degree programs    
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND CONSUMER SERVICES (AAFCS)    
Home Economics – Baccalaureate programs

X

X

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NURSE ANESTHETISTS    
Nurse Anesthetists (ANEST) - Generic nurse anesthesia educational programs/schools    
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION    
Law (LAW) – Professional schools    
AMERICAN BOARD OF FUNERAL SERVICE EDUCATION    
Funeral Service Education (FUSER) - Independent schools and collegiate departments    
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF NURSE-MIDWIVES    
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and basic master’s degree programs    


LIST OF NATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL AND SPECIALIZED ACCREDITING BODIES RECOGNIZED BY THE SECRETARY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
ACCREDITING AGENCIES AND AREAS ACCREDITABLE

PROGRAM(S)

ACCREDITED

PROGRAM(S)

AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION
Construction Education (CONST) - Baccalaureate degree programs    
AMERICAN COUNCIL ON PHARMACEUTICAL EDUCATION    
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs    
AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION    
Counseling – Masters and Doctoral level programs    
AMERICAN CULINARY FEDERATION EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE    
Culinary Arts (CUL) - Postsecondary programs which award certificates, diplomas, or associate degrees in culinary arts and food services management    
AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION    
Dental Assisting (DA)    
Dental Hygiene (DH)    
Dental Technology (DT)    
Dentistry (DENT) - Programs leading to the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree; advanced general dentistry and specialty programs, and general practice residency programs    
AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION, THE    
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated undergraduate programs

X

X

Dietetics (DIETI) - Postbaccalaureate internship programs    
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION    
Librarianship (LIB) ? master?s program leading to the first professional degree    
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AND ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEGES, LIAISON COMMITTEE ON MEDICAL EDUCATION    
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the first professional degree    


LIST OF NATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL AND SPECIALIZED ACCREDITING BODIES RECOGNIZED BY THE SECRETARY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
ACCREDITING AGENCIES AND AREAS ACCREDITABLE PROGRAM(S) ACCREDITED PROGRAM(S)
AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION    
Occupational Therapist (OT)    
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)    
AMERICAN PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION    
Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant    
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist    


AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - Doctoral programs    
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - Doctoral programs    
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs    
Professional/Scientific Psychology (PSPSY) - Doctoral programs    
School Psychology (SCPSY) - Doctoral programs    
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS    
Landscape Architecture (LSAR) - Baccalaureate and master=s programs leading to the first professional degree    
AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION    
Audiology (AUD) – Master’s degree programs    
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) – Master’s degree programs

X

X

AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION    
First professional degree programs in veterinary medicine at the doctoral level    
Veterinary Technology - Associate Degree    
COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF ALLIED HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMS    
Cytotechnologist (CYTO)    
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (DMS)    
Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist (ENDT)    
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMTP)    
Histologic Technician/Technologist (HT)    
Medical Assistant (MA)    
Medical Record Administrator (MRA)    


LIST OF NATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL AND SPECIALIZED ACCREDITING BODIES RECOGNIZED BY THE SECRETARY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
ACCREDITING AGENCIES AND AREAS ACCREDITABLE PROGRAM(S) ACCREDITED PROGRAM(S)
COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF ALLIED HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMS (Cont’D)    
Ophthalmic Medical Assistant (OMA)    
Perfusionist (PERF)    
Physician Assistant (PA) – Assistant to the primary care physician    
Respiratory Therapist (REST)    
Respiratory Therapy Technician (RESTT)    
Specialist in Blood Bank Technology (SBBT)    
Surgeon?s Assistant (SA)    
Surgical Technologist (ST)    
COMMISSION ON OPTICIANRY ACCREDITATION    
Opticianry (OPLT) - 1-year programs for the ophthalmic laboratory technician    
Opticianry (OPD) - 2-year programs for the ophthalmic dispenser    
COMPUTING SCIENCE ACCREDITATION BOARD, INC.    
Computer Science (COMP) – Baccalaureate programs in computer Science

X

 
COUNCIL ON EDUCATION FOR PUBLIC HEALTH    
Community Health Education (CHE) - Graduate programs offered outside schools of public health    
Community Health/Preventative Medicine (CHPM) - Graduate programs offered outside schools of public health    
Public Health (PH) - Graduate schools of public health    
COUNCIL ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION    
Social Work (SW) - Baccalaureate and master’s degree programs

X

X

FOUNDATION FOR INTERIOR DESIGN EDUCATION RESEARCH    
Interior Design (FIDER) - 2-year pre-professional assistant level programs (certificate and associate degree); first professional degree level programs (master’s and baccalaureate degrees and 3- year certificate); and postprofessional master’s degree programs    


LIST OF NATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL AND SPECIALIZED ACCREDITING BODIES RECOGNIZED BY THE SECRETARY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
ACCREDITING AGENCIES AND AREAS ACCREDITABLE PROGRAM(S) ACCREDITED PROGRAM(S)
JOINT REVIEW COMMISSION ON EDUCATION IN RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY    
Radiographer (RAD) - Diploma, associate, baccalaureate programs    
Radiation Therapy Technologist (RADTT) - Diploma, associate, baccalaureate programs    
JOINT REVIEW COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGY    
Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT)    
NATIONAL ACCREDITING AGENCY FOR CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES    
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLTC) - Certificate    
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLTAD) - Associate degree    
Medical Technologists (MT) B Bacc. And masters level    
NATIONAL ACCREDITING COMMISSION OF COSMETOLOGY ARTS AND SCIENCES    
Cosmetology (COSME) - Postsecondary schools and departments    
NATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL ACCREDITING BOARD, INC.    
Architecture (ARCH) - First professional degree programs    
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY    
Industrial Technology (INDT) - Baccalaureate degree programs    
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF ART AND DESIGN    
Art (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and nondegree-granting schools

X

 
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF DANCE    
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and nondegree-granting programs    
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF MUSIC    
Music (MUS) - Baccalaureate and graduate degree programs

X

X

Music (MUSA) - Community and junior college programs    
Music (MUSN) - Nondegree programs    
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF THEATER    
Theater (THEA) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or nondegree-granting programs

X

 


LIST OF NATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL AND SPECIALIZED ACCREDITING BODIES RECOGNIZED BY THE SECRETARY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
ACCREDITING AGENCIES AND AREAS ACCREDITABLE PROGRAM(S) ACCREDITED PROGRAM(S)
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR ACCREDITATION OF TEACHER EDUCATION    
Teacher Education (TED) – Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

X

X

NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR NURSING, INC.    
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs    
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs    
Nursing (DNUR) - Diploma programs    
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate and higher degree programs

X

X

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS    
Forestry (FOR) - Programs leading to a bachelor’s or higher first professional degree    

Those institutions which have business programs should complete one, but not both, of the following:

LIST OF NATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL AND SPECIALIZED ACCREDITING BODIES RECOGNIZED BY THE SECRETARY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
ACCREDITING AGENCIES AND AREAS ACCREDITABLE PROGRAM(S) ACCREDITED PROGRAM(S)
AMERICAN ASSEMBLY OF COLLEGIATE SCHOOLS OF BUSINESS    
Business (BUS) - Baccalaureate and master?s degree programs in business administration and management

X

 
Business (BUSA) - Baccalaureate and master?s degree programs in accounting

X

 

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LIST OF NATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL AND SPECIALIZED ACCREDITING BODIES RECOGNIZED BY THE SECRETARY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
ACCREDITING AGENCIES AND AREAS ACCREDITABLE PROGRAM(S) ACCREDITED PROGRAM(S)
ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE BUSINESS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS    
Business (BUAD) – Associate degree programs in business and business-related fields    
Business (BUBD) – Baccalaureate degree programs in business and business-related fields    
Business (BUMD) – Master’s degree programs in business and business-related fields    
  Accreditable Accredited
Totall Programs 13 8

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