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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

Please note the most current version of ACCSC's Standards of Accreditation is dated July 1, 2019.


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