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British American University (BAU), Florida, USA, is a globally recognized Institution of Higher Education. The University was duly approved, registered and authenticated under the Law of Florida, USA, with Registration No. L18000118730, Authentication Code No. 918A00010050-051518-L18000118730-1/1 and the Employer’s Identification Number (EIN) is 35-2630004. The University has been approved in Nigeria as British American Intercontinental University. BAU is widely recognized in many countries by individuals, corporate organizations as well as State and Federal Governments’ agencies for the purpose of employment, admission into academic and professional programs of other Universities and Research Institutions. Click here for Registration and Recognition Documents


Accreditation is an incredibly important facet of Higher education. Most define accreditation as a status that shows that a Higher Institution has met and is maintaining a high level of standards set by an accrediting agency. However, accreditation is a voluntary evaluation process that institutions of higher education undergo in order to maintain standards of educational quality agreed upon by members of an accrediting body. Colleges and Universities are judged based on self-evaluations analyzing how well they meet these standards in the light of their missions. Accreditation seeks to assess and enhance the educational quality of an institution, ensure consistency in institutional operations, promote self-evaluation and institutional improvement, and provide for public accountability within a peer-review framework. Accreditation promotes institutional accountability by systematically and comprehensively evaluating institutions based upon criteria established via evaluation standard. 

Accreditation assessments may include self-study on the part of the institution as well as evaluations by representatives of peer institutions who belong to the same accrediting agency. As a voluntary process, preparing an accreditation report can be labor-intensive. Most accreditors recommend that institutions start preparing their accreditation report about two years in advance of the due date. Despite the time commitment and the voluntary nature of the process, the vast majority of institutions choose to pursue and maintain their accreditation for two important reasons. Institutional accreditation is helpful when students want to transfer to another institution. Students from non-accredited institutions will generally have a harder time getting their transfer credits accepted at another institution especially those ones that are institutionally accredited. Many students now attend multiple institutions, either sequentially or concurrently, so the ease with which they can transfer their credits has become important.

For Universities that want to be accredited, though not mandatory, there are many regional, national and international accreditation agencies both in the USA and outside of the US. Many accreditation agencies accredit University programs; that is, Programs or Programmatic Accreditation for specialized programs such as medicine, Nursing, Agriculture, Pharmacy, Law, Accounting, Business, Engineering, Psychology, etc,  while others accredit the University itself as a whole; that is, Institutional Accreditation in which case all programs of the University will be considered having been duly accredited. This means that Institutional accreditation applies to the entire University, specific programs, and distance education provided by the University.

Institutional Accreditation

For institutional accreditation, representatives from dedicated accrediting institutions evaluate Colleges and Universities. This is a means for Colleges and Universities to assess their own performance and compare themselves with other Higher Educational Institutions. If a school is awarded accreditation, it means that the institution meets certain standards of educational quality.

However, institutional accreditation is not necessarily a guarantee that credits will transfer between institutions, although it does make it far more likely. Students can check with the program to which they wish to transfer to see if credits will be accepted. Attending an accredited program carries numerous other benefits. Students at institutionally accredited organizations are eligible for federal financial aid, and employers are much more likely to recognize accredited degree programs. Furthermore, having undergone an accreditation process means that the institution meets a high standard of educational quality.

Institutional accreditation covers the institution as a whole, has quality standards that are usually broader and are rarely prescriptive in terms of specific ways in which an institution must show compliance, affects how easily students can transfer credit from institution to institution (a common example is a student who starts his or her post-secondary education at a community college, and later transfers to a three-year University), and it is managed by the institution’s Accreditation Liaison Officer, often the chief academic officer or head of institutional effectiveness

Programmatic Accreditation

Programmatic accreditation is generally administered by professionally-oriented specialty accrediting bodies. The idea is that professionals in a given field are best able to judge a program’s educational quality. In many cases, attending a program that is recognized by the right agency is a prerequisite for obtaining a job in fields such as accounting, Banking and finance, psychology, law, healthcare, and so on. Many programmatic accreditors such as the American Psychological Association (APA) require that accredited programs be housed in an institutionally accredited Institution. Programs may be offered that are judged by these specialty bodies, without necessarily possessing institutional accreditation.

For instance, continuing education programs within non-educational settings (such as hospitals) may be accredited by a specialized accreditation agency. Such courses may count professionally (towards professional certifications or state licenses) but will not transfer for University credit. Similarly, if a specialty body accredits a program at a University, but the University itself is not institutionally accredited, the program may have professional value, yet credits will not transfer and students may not be able to receive federal financial aid. Since professional requirements vary, it is crucial to find out what accreditation is necessary for a given career.

No matter what vocation a student chooses, it is wise for him/her to become familiar with the professional requirements in the field. Tools for investigating professional accreditation requirements include seeking out information from professional associations. These organizations are often either accrediting agencies themselves or can provide students with the appropriate information, and searching for student reviews of the educational quality at a given institution; may be a tip-off that a program lacks accreditation or is on its way to losing accreditation. With a little research into accreditation, students can be assured of taking the right steps towards a rewarding career.

Conclusively, programmatic accreditation is focused on one program (e.g., nursing), or a set of related programs (e.g., business, or engineering/applied sciences/technology), has quality standards that can be very specific (e.g., to the point of providing specific questions that must be asked of graduates in a survey), can affect how easily graduates can find work in their field, can affect whether graduates can take state licensure examinations in their field, can affect whether graduates of a program are admitted to graduate school for further study in their field, and is often managed by the department chair or Dean of the program in question.

Accreditation in USA

Colleges and Universities Accreditation in the US, as in many other countries, is a voluntary, self-regulatory, non-governmental, peer-review process which provides a means of assisting Colleges and Universities to become stronger and better institutions by setting standards of educational quality. It is coordinated by various non-governmental accreditation commissions (Agencies) made up of member institutions and not by any government agency.

Therefore, the US Department of Education (DOE) does not accredit Universities. Many accrediting agencies in the US voluntarily seek recognition from the Secretary of Education but they are not required by Law to do so. Consequently, Colleges and Universities accreditation in the US is optional, voluntary process, and each College or University may decide for itself if accreditation is appropriate and necessary to accomplish its mission. Not all Colleges and Universities in the US need accreditation from any external accrediting agency. In fact, many of them see external accreditation as an invasion into their privacies to undermine their legal, academic and/or professional rights and authorities! Accreditation in the US is only mandatory for Colleges and Universities that seek Federal Government educational fundingMany Universities operate as unaccredited institutions in the US, Europe, other parts of the world, and they award degree Certificates! The awardees will then go and evaluate or validate their degrees from organizations (Accreditation Agencies) set up for that purpose, and once that is done, the validated unaccredited degrees would be as good as the accredited ones!

BAU’s Accreditation Policy

As an Intercontinental University, the Policy of the British American University, Florida, on accreditation is dicephalous; that is, partly internal and partly external accreditations. Internally, BAU has constituted the University Accreditation Committee (UAC) that considers and accredits all programs of the University every four years apart from the usual initial accreditation prior to the commencement of every new program. The membership of the UAC is as follows:

1Prof. (Dr.) Ijeoma Blessing AnumakaNigerianChairman
2Prof. (Dr.) Joseph Bin KuyongMalaysianVice Chairman
3Prof. (Dr.) Mirjana Radovic-MakovicSerbianMember
4Prof. (Dr.) Kenneth S. RabacAmericanMember
5Prof. (Dr.) Kailani Abubakar MuhammadNigerianMember
6Prof. (Dr.) Sulaima Lebbe RiyasSri LankanMember
7Prof. (Dr.) Manoj Kumar MishraIndianMember
8Prof. (Dr.) Julius Olatunde AdebolaNigerianMember
9Prof. (Dr.) Najimudeen SainulabdeenSri LankanMember
10Prof (Dr.) Richard AsingwireUgandanMember
11Prof. (Dr.) Allan Chesterfield BurnettVincentianMember
12Prof. (Barr.) Phil TonesAmericanMember
13Prof. (Dr.) Kemal YildirimTurkishMember
14Dr. James TweheyoUgandanMember
15Prof. (Dr.) Joshua Foluso OguntuaseNigerianMember/Secretary

Apart from the responsibility for internal accreditation, the UAC is also responsible for facilitating external accreditations, charters and licensing of the University not only in the USA where it was first registered but also in different countries where it operates or maintains representations.

Externally, British American University, Florida, has been awarded Full Institutional Accreditation by the International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE), USA, with Accreditation No. 120689  Click here for Accreditation Documents. Hence, the University has been duly accredited both internally and externally!

For more information on QAHE accreditation, visit the following links: 

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Apart from the USA, QAHE is also recognized by the private and government Agencies worldwide including but not limited to:

  1. International Confederation of Higher Education (ICHE) also known as Confederacion Internacional de Educacion Superior (CONIES), Austria,
  2. National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education & Research, Republic of Moldova,
  3. Agency for Accreditation of Educational Programs & Organizations (AAEPO), Kyrgyzstan,
  4. Council on International Higher Education Supervision, Austria,
  5. Accreditation Council for Education (ACE), Indonesia,
  6. Higher Education Council (HEC), Syria,
  7. Directorate for Research, Planning and Funding, Republic of Macedonia, 
  8. Independent National Accreditation Agency (Elbaasy), Kyrgyz Republic,
  9. The Agency for Quality Assurance in Education “EdNet”, Kyrgyz Republic,
  10. Agency for Accreditation of Educational Organizations and Programs (Sapattuu Bilim), Kyrgyz Republic,
  11. The Public Foundation Independent Accreditation Agency (BILIM-STANDARD), Kyrgyz Republic,
  12. Tamilnadu Council for Open and Distance Learning, India, 
  13. Russian Register – Certification Association, and so on.

The University is currently recruiting students from all States in the USA as well as from other countries worldwide! As monitored on the, over 50,000 academic papers have mentioned “British American University, Florida”, because of the global recognition and rapid growth in the popularity of the University across the world!

QAHE Worldwide Recognitions

QAHE is recognized by the following national and international organizations for quality assurance in Higher Education:

National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education & Research, Republic of Moldova (ANACEC)

ANACEC, formerly known as the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Professional Education (ANACIP), was established by Government Decision no. 652/2014 and is listed at Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Databases and Directories. Undergoing a reform in 2017, ANACIP was officially renamed the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research (ANACEC) through Government Decision no. 201/2018. As a legal public body, ANACEC holds the responsibility of ensuring quality assurance in the field of education and research within the Republic of Moldova. ANACEC’s affiliation with the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) further demonstrates their dedication to upholding rigorous quality standards. Additionally, ANACEC has engaged in strategic partnerships with other reputable quality assurance bodies, such as the Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Education and Healthcare (ECAQA) of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

International Confederation of Higher Education (ICHE)/ (CONIES) Confederacion Internacional de Educacion Superior, Austria

CONIES-ICHE Board of Accreditation is recognized by the founding member Universities of CONIES Confederación Internacional de Educación Súperior, accredited by BQS – Board of Quality Standards –  as Management System Certification Body (ISO 17021). CONIES is a member of INQAAHE and APQN. The Board is acting in full independence from the founding member Universities and its autonomy is reflected in the development of its assessment functions.

Agency for Accreditation of Educational Programs and Organizations (AAEPO), Kyrgyz Republic

Agency for Accreditation of Educational Programs and Organizations is a non-profit organization with the status of a legal entity established to increase the competitiveness of vocational education of the Kyrgyz Republic through accreditation. Furthermore, AAEPO is a Full Member of The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) and The Asia-Pacific Higher Education Quality Assurance Network (APQN).

Russian Register – Certification Association

In 2015-2016, Russian Register has become a full member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) and Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) and has received an affiliated status in European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). In 2016 Russian Register received accreditation of the US National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for conduction of certification against an international Aerospace Standard (AS 9100 and ISO 9001).

Independent National Accreditation Agency (Elbaasy), Kyrgyz Republic

The Accreditation Agency (Elbaasy) was established on April 29, 2014, and since April 2017, it has been conducting independent accreditation of educational organizations and educational programs in the Kyrgyz Republic. It is a private, non-profit organization, and also accredited by Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (CEENQA). In May 2018, an external assessment (monitoring, review) of the activity of the agency was carried out by the National Accreditation Council of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic. The results of the external evaluation were positive.

The Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (EdNet), Kyrgyz Republic

EdNet is the first independent accreditation agency in the Kyrgyz Republic, which was established and registered in 2012 in the Ministry of justice, and later, in 2016, it was acknowledged by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic as an eligible accreditation agency that is allowed to conduct program and institutional accreditations in the Kyrgyz Republic, and it was included in the National Register of Accreditation Agencies of the Ministry of Education and Science. Since 2016, the Agency has become a full member of INQAAHE. EdNet was established as a result of Central Asia Network for Quality Assurance – CANQA – project, which was aimed at development and implementation of quality assurance systems and quality culture in higher education in Central Asia and it is currently one of the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) Members.

The Directorate for Research, Planning, and Funding, Republic of Macedonia

The Directorate for Research, Planning, and Funding (DRPF:, is an Intergovernmental Organization founded in 2016, representing numerous quality assurance organizations from member states of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), which is a prestigious Intergovernmental Organization and a Government recognized Accreditation Agency founded by the Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Macedonia, Ministry of Diaspora, Republic of Albania and Ministry of Labor and Social Service, Government of Kosovo, which is renowned for its efforts in senior education quality assurance.

Higher Education Council (HEC), Syria

Higher Education Council as an independent higher educational academic body was established in Northern Syria in 2016 with the aim of licensing and accrediting Universities, Institutes, and Higher Education institutions in Syria and around the world. HEC is also a full member of Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN). Higher Education Council is a fully independent academic scientific body that is not subject to any considerations or interventions by any third party, and its decision-making authority is independent and has the legal, scientific and academic authority to grant and withdraw accreditation from higher education institutions in Syria and around the world.

Agency for Accreditation of Educational Organizations and Programs (Sapattuu Bilim), Kyrgyz Republic

As a member of the Eurasian Association for Quality Assessment in Education (EAOKO), Agency for Accreditation of Educational Organizations and Programs has demonstrated its commitment to upholding rigorous quality standards in education. Additionally, their full membership in the International Network of Agencies for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (INQAAHE) and the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) further attests to their dedication to international best practices. In recognition of their expertise, the Agency has received License No. LS200000806 from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic, authorizing them to conduct advanced training courses for teaching staff in two programs: “Pedagogy and Psychology in the Educational Process” and “Education Quality Management System.” Furthermore, “Sapattuu Bilim” has established collaborations with esteemed institutions such as the Russian Agency AKKORK, with whom they have signed an agreement to conduct International and Professional-Public Accreditations.

The Accreditation Council for Education, Indonesia (ACE)

ACE has garnered a reputation for its rigorous accreditation process. ACE collaborates extensively with major local educational organizations and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology. These collaborations include partnerships with the National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education Institutions (NAA-HEI), the Board of National Education Standard, and a range of associations dedicated to various aspects of education and teacher training. Notable partnerships include the Indonesian Union of Teacher Training Colleges, Indonesian Association of Bachelor of Education, Indonesian Association of Public Teacher Training Colleges, Deans’ Forum of Teacher Training and Educational Sciences in Indonesia, and many more.

Independent Accreditation Agency (BILIM-STANDARD) of Kyrgyz Republic

The Independent Accreditation Agency (BILIM-Standard) is recognized by the National Accreditation Council of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic, an accreditation agency (Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic 793/2 dated June 16, 2018), and operates at the international level and is a full member of the Asia-Pacific Quality Assurance Network (APQN), the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) and the Eurasian Association for Educational Quality Assessment.