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Value of Accreditation

  • Encourages confidence that an institution’s education is fair and accurate.
  • Assures that a neutral, external party has reviewed the quality of education.
  • Confirms that institutions and programs have processes in place to meet changes in thinking.
  • Provides for eligible students to have access to federal financial aid.
  • Assists with transfer of credits among institutions or admission to graduate school.
  • Aids with entrance to a profession.
  • Signals prospective employers that an educational program has met widely accepted educational standards.
 - Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)