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What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is a formal status granted to an institution meeting or exceeding stated educational quality criteria. The purposes of accreditation are to assess and enhance the educational quality of an institution, assure consistency in institutional operations, promote institutional improvement and provide for public accountability.
Accreditation serves these purposes:
The U.S. Secretary of Education authorizes certain accrediting agencies to serve as reliable authorities as to the quality of educational institutions for purposes of determining their eligibility to participate in federal student aid programs.*
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