Regionally accredited college or university means an institution of higher education accredited by one of the following regional accreditation associations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; New England Association of Schools and Colleges; Higher Learning Commission, formerly part of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; Northwest Accreditation Commission and Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and Western Association of Schools and Colleges. One can search for the accreditation of a college or university, by accessing this website: http://www.chea.org/4DCGI/cms/review.html?Action=CMS_Document&DocID=32&MenuKey=main scroll to the bottom of the page, and agree to the search conditions.