Yashna Trust in association with EducationUSA is focused solely on helping students find a place at suitable “accredited” U.S. higher education institutions.
What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is a voluntary process by which institutions or programs demonstrate that they meet and maintain certain educational standards. Accreditation is carried out by private, non-governmental organizations called accrediting bodies or accrediting associations, which determine and regulate educational standards. It is a process that validates the integrity of an educational institution. For the student, it is an indication that the institution or program meets certain standards of excellence.
Why is Accreditation Important?
If the institute you attend is not accredited, your degree may not be recognized by employers, other universities, governments of other countries or your home country’s department of education. Once accredited, institutions are required to engage in constant self-assessment in order to keep their programs as current as possible. Such assessment ensures that the institution's graduates are prepared for the current needs of society and that they have developed the capacity for continued learning. Any institute that you apply to must be accredited. Licensing of higher education institutions by state departments of education is not the same as accreditation.
How do I Check for Accreditation? An institute/program’s accreditation status can be verified by visiting a recognized accrediting body’s website. For details on the accreditation status of a particular Institute, please visit:
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA)
U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Aviation Accreditation Board International
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education