Council for Higher Education Accreditation: CHEA is national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. Use the searchable database to determine if a U.S. institution is accredited.

The Education Conservancy: This is a non-profit organization committed to improving college admission processes for students, colleges and high schools. By harnessing the research, ideas, leadership and imagination of thoughtful educators, EC delivers appropriate advice, advocacy and services.

College and University Rankings: A useful guide about rankings created by the Education and Social Science Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.