Commission Action: 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 to the team report, 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 that the institution meets the underlying purpose of the standard. In making this judgment the Commission gives principal attention to the statement of the standard for each of the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation. Institutions granting initial accreditation will undergo a comprehensive evaluation within five years.