Accreditation is a means to assure and improve higher education quality, assisting institutions and programs using a set of standards. An institution or program that has successfully completed an accreditation review has in place the needed instructional, student support and other services to assist students to achieve their educational goals. Accreditation has helped to provide the conditions necessary for the United States to develop diverse, flexible, robust and often admired higher education.
Accreditation is both a process and a status. It is the process of reviewing colleges, universities, institutions and programs to judge their educational quality – how well they serve students and society. The result of the process, if successful, is the award of “accredited status.”MANT achieved NAEYC and AdvancED/SACS accreditation in 2010. We are required to submit annual reports and undergo a 5-year reaccreditation process.