At Cognia, our mission is to lead and empower the education community to help all learners realize their full potential.

We do this by driving education improvement through accreditation, assessment, professional learning, and customized improvement services. As a nonprofit without shareholders, we direct our resources to research and innovation, policy and advocacy, and technology. Through our longevity and expertise in education, we have developed an unmatched network of relationships, research, and resources.

If you are a member of the media and you need assistance with telling an education-related story, developing additional story ideas, connecting with educational experts and professionals, obtaining education-related information based on specific data points, and much more, please contact Mariama Tyler.

Media Inquiries

Mariama Tyler
Vice President, Public Relations
678.392.2285, ext. 5774

Key facts

  • Registered non profit and non-partisan organization

  • Comprises largest community of PreK–12 education improvement professionals in the world

  • Conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK–12 institutions to promote continuous improvement

  • Provides accreditation and continuous improvement resources to PreK-12 institutions

  • Serves 36,000 institutions that employ more than 4 million educators and enroll more than 20 million students

  • Represents schools and school systems across the United States and 85 other nations

  • Receives stakeholder survey data based on parent, student and educator feedback. (11,925,000 surveys over the past three years)

  • Created through a 2006 merger of the PreK-12 divisions of North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI)

  • Expanded in 2011 with the addition of the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC)