American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)


The AAFCS Assembly of Higher Education (AHE) provides leadership for examining issues and changes that affect the family and consumer sciences profession in higher education. The AHE has representation on the AAFCS Leadership Council and also meets annually at the AAFCS Annual Conference & Expo. Beginning in 2017, new baccalaureate graduates of AHE institutions are eligible for a special professional membership incentive from AAFCS.

AHE Membership

Membership in the Assembly of Higher Education is available for AAFCS-accredited programs and non AAFCS-accredited units. Membership fees are based on the number of undergraduate degrees conferred annually. Membership in AHE operates on a calendar year basis (January 1 - December 31).

The table below categorizes AHE members by region and includes links to state listings of accredited and non-accredited members of the Assembly of Higher Education.

 

AHE Members - Northeast Region

AHE Members - Southern Region 

AHE Members - Central Region

AHE Members - Western Region


Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Vermont
West Virginia


Alabama
Arkansas
Florida
Georgia
Louisiana
Mississippi
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Puerto Rico
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Virgin Islands


Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
North Dakota
Ohio
South Dakota
Wisconsin


Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Hawaii
Idaho
Montana
Nevada
New Mexico
Oregon
Utah
Washington
Wyoming

 

Accreditation Program

AAFCS accreditation is a status granted to family and consumer sciences units within colleges and universities that meet or exceed standards established by the AAFCS Council for Accreditation. The AAFCS Council for Accreditation has accredited many family and consumer sciences programs across the United States.

 

Task Force for Program Advancement
The mission of the cross-organizational Task Force on Program Advancement is "to proactively and collaboratively strengthen higher education programs in the human sciences/family and consumer sciences (HS/FCS) community. The organizations involved are:

  • Board on Human Sciences, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.
  • Council of Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Higher Education Unit and Community of Colleges, Universities & Research, American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Cooperative Extension Service.


Click here for more information about the Task Force, its purposes, and activities.