Accreditation is a peer-review system that provides the public with an assurance of quality regarding an educational institution. It also makes an institution eligible for certain federal and other types of grants as well as federal financial aid for students.
Further, many institutions use the accreditation self-study process to inform its strategic planning. The accreditation process assures an institution's educational quality through a set of recognized standards that are derived regionally and accepted nationally. Additional information regarding NECHE and its published Standards for Accreditation are provided as follows: