North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

NCA logo
Abbreviation NCA
Successor AdvancED
Higher Learning Commission
Formation 1895
Legal status Defunct
Purpose Educational accreditation
Headquarters Tempe, Arizona
Chicago, Illinois
Region served
Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Main organ
Board of Directors
Affiliations CHEA

The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), also known as the North Central Association, was a membership organization, consisting of colleges, universities, and schools in 19 U.S. states engaged in educational accreditation. It was one of six regional accreditation bodies in the U.S. and its Higher Learning Commission was recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a regional accreditor for higher education institutions.[1]

The organization was dissolved in 2014.[2] The primary and secondary education accreditation functions of the association have been merged into AdvancED with the postsecondary education accreditation functions vested in the Higher Learning Commission.

See also


  1. Recognized Accrediting Organizations, Council for Higher Education Accreditation, accessed October 8, 2010
  2. "About the Higher Learning Commission". Higher Learning Commission. 2015. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
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