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What is accreditation?

What is accreditation? | Nationally-recognized accrediting agenciesSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)


What is Accreditation?
Accrediting agencies, which are private educational associations of regional or national scope, develop evaluation criteria and conduct peer evaluations to assess whether or not those criteria are met. Institutions and/or programs that request an agency's evaluation and that meet an agency's criteria are then "accredited" by that agency. 

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