Specialized (or program) accreditation agencies evaluate particular units, schools, or programs within an organization. Some are discipline-based (business, computer science, and library science, for example), and many are also associated with national professional associations and state licensing (engineering, medicine, health professions, and law are good examples). Institutional accreditation is separate from the accreditation given or withheld by specialized agencies, although the Commission does take cognizance of the standards set by professional bodies. (Information from http://www.ncahlc.org)
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