Welcome to the Office of
Accreditation and Assessment


Voluntary accreditation in higher education originated almost a century ago as a uniquely American process. Voluntary accreditation has two fundamental purposes; quality assurance and institutional and program improvement.

There are two types of accreditation for higher education in the United States: Institutional and Specialized Accreditation. 


The program to assess student learning is an integral part of the university’s commitment to excellent teaching and effective learning. Information is systematically collected and examined both to document and improve student learning. The assessment program itself is routinely updated, and the information gained from the assessment process becomes part of on-going curricular and co-curricular development.