What Is College Accreditation

What Is College Accreditation - What Is College...

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What Is College Accreditation? Accreditation provides for the independent review of education programs for the purpose of determining if that education is of uniform and sound quality. Why Is Accreditation Important? College accreditation is important if you want to have a public record of your learning that will be widely accepted by employers, professional associations and other colleges and universities. Types of Institutional Accreditation – Regional In the United States the most widely recognized form of university accreditation comes from the regional accreditation boards. Harvard University is regionally accredited. Ohio University is regionally accredited. Stanford University is regionally accredited . .. and so on. When people ask if you have attended an "accredited university" in the United States, they most commonly mean a regionally accredited university. The Six Regional Accreditation Boards Each of the six geographic regions of the United States has a non-governmental, regional agency that oversees and accredits degree-granting institutions headquartered in their territories. The six regional accreditation boards are: MSA—Middle States Association NASC—Northwest Association of Schools & Colleges NCA—North Central Association of Colleges & Schools NEASC—New England Association of Schools & Colleges SACS—Southern Association of Colleges & Schools WASC—Western Association of Schools & Colleges. There is no better or worse agency among these six agencies. Regionally accredited colleges recognize
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