Accreditation Concerns

What Every Student, Prospective or Otherwise, Needs to Know

Accreditation is a process that assures the educational community and the general public that an institution or a program has clearly defined and appropriate objectives and maintains conditions under which their achievement can reasonably be expected. It encourages improvement through continuous self-study and review. It fosters excellence in postsecondary education through the development of principles and guidelines for assessing educational effectiveness.Source APA - What is Accreditation

Serving the common good by assuring and advancing the quality of higher learning- Source Higher Learning Commission


 Argosy University Planning to Transfer to Another Accrediting Body

Granted Initial Accreditation in June 2010


Logical Conclusion --> Accreditation means program quality a student can trust?


Asking Too Much (and Too Little) of Accreditors (an opinion worth reading)

New Scrutiny of Groups that Accredit Universities

Scrutiny for an Accreditor

Partial Program Integrity


Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Policy and Procedures

CHEA 2010 Revisions

In 5-Year Plan for Student Aid, Department Promises Better Oversight of Lenders and For-Profit Colleges



Commission on Accreditation (Psychology's Accrediting Body) CoA Members

APA Policies and Procedures (Note Self-Study Instructions) Why Self-Study?

APA Guidelines and Principles

APA Operating Procedures

APA Policy Statement and Implementing Regulations