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Standards of Accreditation

The Standards of Accreditation describes the accreditation process and sets for the criteria for the evaluation and accreditation of post-secondary career schools and colleges.

ACCSC's Standards of Accreditation provides an accountability framework for institutions that first and foremost seeks to ensure that institutions offer well-developed programs that prepare students for their chosen fields of work.

ACCSC's Standards of Accreditation outline the expectations for accredited member institutions in such areas as:

  • Management and Administrative Operations,
  • Program Requirements,
  • Educational Administration and Faculty Qualifications,
  • Student Recruiting and Advertising,
  • Admissions Policies and Practices,
  • Student Services,
  • Student Achievement, and
  • Distance Education

All provisions of the Standards of Accreditation are effective as of July 1, 2020 with the exception of those areas that may be subsequently revised or added. Revisions made to the Standards of Accreditation on or after July 1, 2015 are annotated in the ACCSC Standards of Accreditation – Revision Catalog


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