Unless otherwise noted in a specific report, the AACRAO member institution size, type and control categories are based on the following definitions and sources: 
The enrollment value used to delineate the institution's size category is defined as full-time enrollment plus 1/3 of part-time enrollment and is based on the enrollment reported by the institution to the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). 
Institution type and control values are also defined by and verified through NCES criteria.

Accreditation and Recognition of International Education - January 60-Second Survey 2018

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Institutional accreditation is an important factor for U.S. institutions in determining if credit or degrees from another institution will be accepted.

Institutional accreditation is an important factor for U.S. institutions in determining if credit or degrees from another institution will be accepted. However, accreditation as we understand it does not often exist outside the United States. This month's 60-Second Survey, in partnership with AICE, examines institutional policies pertaining to accreditation status and the acceptance of credit and degrees from foreign institutions.