Silver Spring Campus
What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is a distinction granted to any institution meeting or exceeding the stated criteria of educational quality. The purposes of accreditation include:
Why is it important to you?
- Assess and enhance the educational quality of an institution.
- Assure consistency in institutional operations.
- Promote institutional improvement.
- Provide for public accountability.
Accreditation affects you by providing for the responsibility of an institution and assuring prospective and current students of the following:
- It is recognized as a qualified institution of higher learning with approved programs of study that meet recognized academic standards.
- It employs a professional staff.
- It has sufficient facilities and equipment.
This school voluntarily undergoes periodic accrediting evaluations by teams of qualified examiners including subject experts and specialists in occupational education and private school administration.
- Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
- Approval to operate a private career school is granted by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
* Copies of accreditation, approval and membership documentation are available for inspection at the campus. Please contact the campus president to review this material.