What is accreditation?
Accreditation is a form of peer review. Accreditation of an educational institution guarantees that the learning offered by that institution is of a uniform and sound quality.
Why is accreditation important for a university?
Being an accredited university assures the public, in particular prospective students, that a particular university has been found to meet quality educational standards and criteria.
How is accreditation beneficial for students?
Students receive the following benefits with an accredited university:
Assurance that the institution is meeting certain educational quality standards.
Reasonable grounds for believing that the institution will continue to meet them.
Assurance that their degrees will be widely accepted by employers, professional associations, and other colleges and universities.
Belief that their degree will produce the benefits associated with sound, high-quality educational standards.