About Cognia

Cognia is a global network of enthusiastic educators here to help strengthen schools. They take a holistic approach to continuous improvement encompassing accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning, and customized improvement services. They strive for all students to have the opportunities that knowledge brings. 

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Graduation Requirements

Cognia accreditation requires “the institution to ensure that students graduating from the institution complete at least 25% of the courses for graduation at the institution.”

How We Are Graded

Learn About the Difference Between Regional and National Accreditation

Plain & Simple

Regional accreditation is not the same as national accreditation. The main difference between the two are that credits earned from institutions that are regionally accredited are more widely accepted and thus more easily transferable.