Patterson's SCHOOLS CLASSIFIED, our guide to accredited post-secondary schools, is now available to you FREE. Access our college search wherever you have the internet. Simply go to our home page to begin your search.

This database contains more than 7,000 accredited post-secondary schools in the United States. Universities, colleges, community colleges, junior colleges, career schools and teaching hospitals are all represented. The schools are accredited by the 7 Regional Accrediting Organizations and 69 National, Professional and Specialized Accrediting Organizations (for list see below).

The schools can be searched geographically, by level of education, control and the majors taught. Information provided is:

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Regional Accrediting Organizations

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (Senior level)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (Junior level)

National, Professional and Specialized Accrediting Organizations

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
  • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology
  • Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
  • American Academy for Liberal Education
  • American Art Therapy Association
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Funeral Service Education
  • American Board of Genetic Counseling
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • American Council for Construction Education
  • American Council for Pharmacy Education
  • American Dental Association
  • American Institute of Certified Planners
  • American Library Association
  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Association for Biblical Higher Education
  • Association for Clinical Pastoral Education
  • Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools
  • Association of American Law Schools
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
  • Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accrediting of the Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association
  • Commission on Opticianry Accreditation
  • Computer Science Accreditation Commission
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • Council on Occupational Education
  • Council on Rehabilitation Education
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Distance Education and Training Council
  • Foundation for Interior Design Education Research
  • Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • National Association of Schools of Dance
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
  • National Recreation and Park Association/American Association for Leisure and Recreation
  • Society of American Foresters
  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • The Council on Chiropractic Education
  • Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools


  • New York State Board of Regents
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