Institution Profile (U.S. Schools Only)

This article provides an overview of the Institutional Profile page for United States schools.

Within TES®, a user can select the View institution profile icon(s) to access the official TES profile of a particular institution. Two possible icons may appear depending on the page through which the profile is accessed. Users will see a plus-sign (+) and/or a building icon when navigating to a profile through:

  • Course Finder 2;
  • The EQUIVALENCY DETAIL page within the Equivalency Finder; and
  • The course selection page within the Equivalency Manager.
Screenshot of Course Finder 2. Two View institution profile buttons appear. One is a plus-sign on the left-hand side of the page, following the institution name and location. The other is a building icon on the right-hand side of the page.
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Institution profile information is crafted from verified sources such as the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) and the National Center for Education Statistics and is updated each year.

Institution Profile page as described below.

Institution Profile Information

Within the profile is the following:

Field Description
Edit Note

Button visible to TES Administrators only; takes the individual to the USER ADDED ADMIN NOTE pop-up, where user added institution profile notes can be created, edited, and deleted.

These notes are internal to the institution that created them but visible to any user at that college or university anywhere an institution profile displays.

Contact Info Official address and primary phone number of the institution
Institution Type Institution model
Degree Levels Degrees offered by the institution
Calendar System Instructional calendar system used by the institution
Enrollment Number of students officially registered at the institution
Carnegie Class Carnegie Classification of the institution
IPEDS ID Number Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) institution ID number
OPE ID Number U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) institution ID number
CEEB Code College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) institution identifier code
PESC GEO Code Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC) Global Education Organization (GEO) institution identifier code

Accreditations history of the institution, including:

Institutional Accreditation

Programmatic Accreditation



Accreditation data will vary by institution. As not all accreditation information may be reported, within each profile, the user is referred to the institution's hyperlinked website URL and the OPE's Database of Accreditation Postsecondary Institutions and Programs (also hyperlinked) for other types of sources of accreditation.

Information reported includes:

Field Description



Name of accrediting body/organization

Name of accrediting body/organization, followed by program name accreditation applies to

If an accrediting body/organization is no longer recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, this will be noted to the right of its name ("No Longer Recognized")


Current accreditation status

When accredited, the estimated start date of accreditation (and end-date, if applicable) will be noted

Definitions supplied by the U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs where indicated*:


The status of public recognition that an accrediting agency grants to an educational institution or program that meets the agency's standards and requirements


The accreditation of the educational institution or program has lapsed


The status of accreditation and public recognition that a nationally recognized accrediting agency grants to an institution or program for a limited period of time that signifies the agency has determined that the institution or program is progressing toward full accreditation and is likely to attain full accreditation before the expiration of that limited period of time (sometimes referred to as “candidacy”)


An action or assessment that indicates an institution or program is significantly out of compliance with one or more of the accrediting agency’s standards, but it is possible that the noncompliance could be remedied by the institution or program within a period allowed by the agency and the regulations


Denotes an institution or program that voluntarily withdrew its recognition as an accredited institution or program


The status of an institution or program that an agency no longer accredits


Date of next scheduled accreditation review



A checkmark within this field indicates that the institution is accredited by one of the following organizations:

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Associate of Schools

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

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