Licensing and Accreditation

Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE)

The Continents States University operates under the regulations of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, RSMo Section 173.600. The Continents States University issues degrees in compliance with Missouri Revised Statutes Section 173.616, RSMo. Additional information regarding this institution is available upon contacting the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE), and they can be reached at 301 W. High Street, Jefferson City, MO, 65102-1469. Missouri residents are subject to an additional residency policy.

Missouri is home to a diverse higher education system that offers a variety of degree and certificate programs and specialized training. The state’s higher education institutions include 13 public four-year universities, 14 public two-year colleges, 24 independent colleges, 11 specialized/technical colleges, 17 theological institutions, and more than 150 proprietary and private career schools.

University International Accreditation

The Continents States University is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choices. It will also help a school, college, university, training provider, or distance education provider demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high-quality institution. ASIC is recognized by UKVI in the UK and is a full member of The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), a member of the British Quality Foundation (BQF), and an institutional member of the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN). ASIC Accreditation Certificate.

In the United States, CHEA recognizes ASIC as an independent, government-approved accreditation body specializing in the accreditation of schools, colleges, universities, training organizations, and online and distance education providers in the UK and overseas.

IACBE

The Continents States University is an Educational Member of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). An Educational Member of the IACBE is an academic business unit that has met the IACBE’s requirements for membership and has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education. For more information on Educational Membership and the IACBE, please visit the IACBE website: www.iacbe.org

IACBE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and listed on CHEA’s website as a recognized American accrediting agency. The mission of CHEA is to examine regional, private career, and programmatic accrediting organizations and to vouch for their excellence.

IACBE accredits business, accounting, and business-related degree programs in higher education institutions worldwide at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. IACBE Educational Member is the first step toward seeking a Candidacy and Accredited status respectively, and having all programs accredited in the United States.

University American Accreditation

At The Continents States University, we are working hard behind the scenes to complete American accreditation from agencies recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. We’ll update the website as soon as we make progress in the process. We understand how valuable this step is to our students, but unfortunately, we can’t make any public announcements until we are authorized.

Why accreditation is important

Accreditation is a private, voluntary, non-governmental peer-review process that reviews an institution or program’s educational quality, and it’s a multi-year process to confirm that this institution has voluntarily undergone an extensive examination and self-study by a recognized accreditation and education quality body to ensure it demonstrates that the university meets the accreditation standards. Legitimate universities can obtain accredited status by clearly indicating their established mission, vision, values, and commitments to serve students and deliver quality education.