Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Progress on CHEA Recognition Application

At its meeting on September 24-25, 2012, the CHEA Board of Directors reviewed the recommendation of the CHEA Committee on Recognition regarding the eligibility application submitted by CAATE.  The board of directors determined that CAATE is eligible to undertake a recognition review.

CAATE will complete a self-evaluation, providing evidence that it meets the CHEA recognition standards.  CAATE anticipates submission of recognition materials in the Spring of 2014.  CHEA requires an observation visit to a decision-making meeting of the accreditation organization to observe decision-making activities as these relate to CHEA eligibility and recognition standards.  The anticipated date of the site visit to a CAATE accreditation meeting is February 21-22, 2014.   The CHEA Committee on Recognition will review the self-evaluation, the report of the observation visit and any third-party comment and make a recommendation to the CHEA Board of Directors.  Representatives for the CAATE will attend a public hearing and Committee on Recognition meeting June 9-10, 2014.  The CHEA Board of Directors will make the final determination of recognition status.

Information on Degree Mills

Be sure the institution you are interested in attending is accredited.   Information on Degree and Accreditation Mills may be found through the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)