, CHEA wishes to prevent European-style ministry-based administration of higher education accreditation in the U.S.[weasel words]. It was founded in 1991 with 8 member organizations and now has over 280. Learn More. The AAHEA has maintained continuous ties to the original AAHE incorporation that was founded in 1969, and is still working under the same 501-C3 Non-Profit Organizational Charter. 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CHEA's "user agreement for publications of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation" states that it does not guarantee that all accredited schools are listed in the database. Serving higher education, students and the public through advocacy and leadership in assuring academic quality through accreditation. , In particular, Congressional investigations of soaring student loan defaults and student aid abuses were highly critical of the laxity of accreditation and accreditation processes. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a nonprofit association that focuses exclusively on higher education accreditation. Learn More. In the … Harland G. 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