Commission Action: Withdrawal of Accreditation after Being Placed on Probation

The institution’s accreditation was withdrawn based on a show-cause hearing that included the report of the institution, the report of the evaluation team, and a face-to-face interview with the Commission.  Although the Commission may have determined that the institution was in “substantial compliance” with one of more of the Standards for Accreditation, it also determined that, at the conclusion of the probationary period, the institution had not brought itself into substantial compliance with the standards for which it had been placed on probation. The judgment of “being in substantial compliance” or “being out of 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.  A public statement about the institution’s withdrawal status can be found here.