Purpose of Accreditation

Reaccreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) will show that Berkeley College has met the highest standards for learning and student outcomes, according to MSCHE, the U.S. Department of Education, and national organizations recognizing MSCHE’s authority for accreditation.

Accreditation, according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, “requires every part of a school or program to be examined and judged by experts. If the school or program passes the test, this means that it lives up to its promises to students.”

Accredited colleges can be trusted to provide accurate information to students about courses, staff, services, tuition, and fees. Accredited colleges serve students with the highest quality in learning and student outcomes.

About the Purpose of Accreditation: “An institution of higher education is a community dedicated to students, to the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge, to the study and clarification of values, and to the advancement of the society it serves. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, through accreditation, mandates that its member institutions meet rigorous and comprehensive standards, which are addressed in the context of the mission of each institution and within the culture of ethical practices and institutional integrity expected of accredited institutions. In meeting the quality standards of MSCHE accreditation, institutions earn accredited status, and this permits them to state with confidence: ‘Our students are well-served; society is well-served.’ ”

– Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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