Accreditation demonstrates that a university or program meets rigorous quality standards set by a third party. Because accreditation is obtained through a system of peer review, it is important to the broader academic and professional community. That’s an assurance that your degree will be recognized and valued by employers, colleagues, and other accredited universities.
There are two basic types of educational accreditation: institutional and specialized.
Regional Accreditation (Institutional Accreditation)
This type of accreditation communicates that an institution:
- Lives its values and mission.
- Supports positive learning outcomes.
- Demonstrates responsiveness.
- Meets federal compliance requirements.
- Prepares well for future challenges and opportunities.
Walden has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission since 1990 and is a member of the North Central Association. The North Central Association is one of the six regional accrediting associations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Accreditation can also apply to a college, school, or specific online degree program within a university. Walden has earned specialized accreditation from the following organizations:
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