Approved for Initial Accreditation

The institution was approved for Initial Accreditation because, based on the institution’s self-study, the report of the evaluation team, and the response of the institution, the Commission determined that the institution is in substantial compliance with the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation.  The judgment of “substantial compliance” is a qualitative judgment made by the Commission, consisting of peers and members of the public; in making this judgment the Commission gives principal attention to the statement of the standards for each of the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation. Institutions gaining initial accreditation will undergo a comprehensive evaluation within five years.