Note about results notation 

The notation used for evaluation results, such as accredited, unaccredited, and suspended, differs for each CEA agency and indicates, as shown below, whether the institution is in conformity with the evaluation criteria established by each CEA agency (School Education Act, Article 109, Paragraph 4 and Article 123).

Key to Evaluation Results
CEA agency Notation if in conformity Notation if not in conformity Other
Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA)


accredited unaccredited suspended
JUAA (Junior Colleges) accredited unaccredited
accreditation with limitation
JUAA(Professional Graduate Schools) accredited unaccredited

(From the 2011 academic year to the 2017 academic year)

accredited unaccredited
accreditation with limitation
National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE)
(Universities, Junior Colleges, College of Technology )
satisfied unsatisfied
(Graduate Law Schools)
accredited not accredited
Japan Institution for Higher Education Evaluation  (JIHEE) suitable for accreditation not suitable for accreditation deferral

(Until the 2011 academic year)

accreditation unsuitable for accreditation deferral
Japan Association for College Accreditation  (JACA) accredited disapproved probation
conditionally accredited
Japan Law Foundation (JLF) approved disapproved
JIME accredited
Foundation of the Japanese Certification Board for Clinical Psychologists (FJCBCP) accredited unaccredited deferral
The Institute for the Evaluation of Teacher Education (IETE) accredited unaccredited
Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE) accredited not-accredited
Institution for Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Professional Higher Education (QAPHE) satisfied unsatisfied
Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture (JILA) accredited
Japanese Association for Social Work Education(JASWE) accredited

The evaluation results and evaluation reports given here are the latest results and reports with respect to the overall condition of that university or other institution’s education and research.

Institution Year evaluated Evaluation result Evaluation report Evaluation agency Notes
Hokkaido University 2015 satisfied Link National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE) an example