An accredited institution of higher education:

  • Has an appropriate mission (Standard I),
  • Lives it with integrity (Standard II),
  • Delivers an effective student learning experience (Standard III)
  • Supports the overall student experience, both inside and outside the classroom (Standard IV).
  • Assesses its own educational effectiveness (Standard V),
  • Uses planning and resources to ensure institutional improvement (Standard VI),
  • And is characterized by effective governance, leadership, and administration (Standard VII).