What is Accreditation? Your Biggest Questions About College Accreditation Answered (Accredited Schools) March 2, 2023
What does it mean for a college to be accredited? Learn the answer to this question and more in our FAQ, with insights from the president of CHEA. In 1996, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) was formed to introduce more rigorous standards for assessing educational quality. We spoke with Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, president of CHEA, to help answer some of your biggest accreditation questions. “When a college is accredited, it means that the standards of accountability have been met or exceeded according to nationally established benchmarks,” said Jackson-Hammond.