Introduction: Accreditation ensures a college or university meets academic quality and rigor for its programs of study.
Institutions that are accredited are eligible for Federal Financial Aid. Regional accreditation allows for ease of transfer of credits and tuition reimbursement opportunities by employers. If considering graduate programs, regional accreditation is an important aspect to consider when deciding upon a career plan.
Accreditation information can be found on an institution’s website. An accreditation statement will look similar to the following example:
Example University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The Higher Learning Commission can be contacted at www.ncahlc.org or 800.621.7440.