What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is essential to guarantee the quality and integrity of academic programs, as well of the degrees conferred by a college or university. It also allows students to receive federal financial aid and serves as a measure of assurance to employers and the public that accredited institutions are fulfilling their stated purposes and meeting expectations.

In the United States, there are eight major regional accrediting commissions belonging to six regional associations:

*Antioch University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

In addition, there are a number of specialized and national accreditations that focus on specific types of programs such as the arts, business, engineering, law, and theology.