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Definition of "Recognized Higher Education Institution" in the United States:

A recognized higher education institution in the United States is an institution, or branch, that is accredited by a recognized accrediting organization. Recognized institutional accrediting organizations are those that are recognized by CHEA and the U.S. Department of Education.

1. Higher education institutions recognized by competent authorities

2. Higher education programmes recognized by competent authorities

3. Information for students planning to study in the country

4. Information on the higher education system

5. Information on foreign credential assessment and recognition

  • Description (procedures):
    US Network for Education Information (USNEI)
  • Competent bodies:
    In the United States, the competent recognition authorities are the individual higher education institutions (for prospective students); individual employers (for non-regulated work); and the applicable state licensing board (for regulated professions in each state and territory).

6. Information on financial assistance opportunities

7. Cross-border higher education

  • See item 9 “Other information”

8. National information centre

  • US Network for Education Information

9. Other information on higher education (Selected listing)

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