Accreditation, what does it mean?

10 December, 2014 Jorge Bentín Uncategorized, no comments

Accreditation is intended to assure the public of the quality and integrity of higher education institutions and programs, and to help those institutions and programs improve. These outcomes are achieved through rigorous internal and external review processes during which the institution is evaluated against a common set of standards.

When accreditation is awarded to an institution of higher education it means the institution has:

1. A mission appropriate to higher education
2. Resources, programs and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain its mission
3. Clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers
4. Successfully assessed the achievement of these objectives and demonstrated any required improvements

Accreditation represents a statement of the institution’s continuing commitment to integrity and its capacity to provide effective programs and services based on agreed-upon accreditation standards.
Source: SACS-COC

Our partner institutions are accredited by SACS-COC, and they are each authorized to offer their programs at the Center for Global Education at USIL.

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