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Mission, Vision, and Core Values

ACCSC's vision of accreditation is one that assesses and enhances educational quality, fosters innovation and creativity, and provides opportunities for collaboration and cooperation with accredited member institutions.

ACCSC's mission is to serve as a reliable authority on educational quality and to promote enhanced opportunities for students by establishing, sustaining, and enforcing valid standards and practices which contribute to the development of a highly trained and competitive workforce through quality career oriented education. 

As a way for the Commission to continually meet its mission in a committed fashion, ACCSC has established a values-based framework supported by the following foundational core values:


Accomplishing our mission with a commitment to ethics, honesty, trust, consistency, and fairness.


Fulfilling our responsibilities to one another, the higher education community, and the public.

Continuous Improvement

Cultivating personal and professional growth through learning, goal setting, innovation, commitment and participation.


Fostering a free and timely exchange of ideas and information in a collegial environment through the establishment of strong partnerships that emphasize respect and mutual support.