According to 50States.com "Accreditation is a process of validation in which colleges, universities and other institutions of higher learning are evaluated. The standards for accreditation are set by a peer review board whose members include faculty from various accredited colleges and universities."
So what are these peer review boards and how do you know if they are legitimate? The best place to find information on accrediting bodies is at the Council for Higher Education Accreditation's website, www.chea.org. CHEA is the place to find out information on the organizations that award accreditation.
Each Mildred Elley campus is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award diplomas, certificates, and the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) and the Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degree.
ACICS is one of the oldest and most respected national accreditation organizations in the United States. It is a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. For a list of accrediting organizations recognized by CHEA, click here.
Mildred Elley institutions are required to regularly demonstrate compliance with the mission of ACICS: to advance educational excellence at independent, nonpublic career schools, colleges, and organizations in the United States and abroad. This is achieved through a deliberate and thorough accreditation process of quality assurance and enhancement as well as ethical business and educational practice.
ACICS currently accredits more than 900 institutions throughout the United States and more than a dozen foreign countries enrolling over 800,000 students. ACICS is a not-for-profit organization and Mildred Elley is proud to be accredited by this organization.
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