Accrediting Council For Independent Colleges and Schools

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACISC) is one of the many national accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACISC works to provide a high standard of education for both online and campus-based private post-secondary schools and programs. This accrediting body oversees online or on-campus programs at the diploma, certificate, associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree level. ACISC is also actively involved in accrediting programs internationally, which helps systemize educational offerings around the world.

Schools seek to obtain ACISC accreditation for the following reasons:

  • A quality assurance to students, as they will have the skills and knowledge needed to find employment in the workplace through quality educational offerings.
  • They are granting students the confidence of obtaining a degree or certificate that is recognized within the industry.
  • Ensuring that student learning is constantly monitored and evaluated by college staff and advisory boards.

Students attending an accredited university or college should feel a sense of comfort in the fact that they are obtaining a degree from a quality education institution that meets or exceeds the set standards of the accrediting body.

As with any type of accreditation, schools seeking ACISC accreditation do so on an entirely voluntary basis. The process is lengthy and requires commitment to ongoing evaluation of the educational programs. ACISC offers college AND program accreditation. In addition, schools can have their accreditation revoked or denied if they fail to meet the standards set forth by the ACISC.

More information about ACISC can be found at: www.acisc.org.

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