Accreditation is a process of validation through which colleges, universities and other institutions are evaluated and given the status of accreditation. It is a way through which some specialized body evaluates the processes, operations and overall quality of the educational institution according to a set criteria. Accreditation ensures that the institute is following stringent and well administered processes and quality.

Types Of Accreditation

There can be two major types of accreditation:

Regional Accreditation:

The regional accreditation agencies issue the accreditation certificate on the basis of regional laws and regulations. Hence their acceptance is limited to a particular region only.

Global Accreditation:

A global accreditation agency evaluates the processes and quality on the basis of global or international laws and regulations.

"Global Vision University is incorporated in the Republic of Panama, Central America, under clause 19 of Law 32 of 1927 of Panamanian law. Being a global university GVU has not sought Accreditation in Panama but is accredited by International accrediting agencies."

Citizens are assured of accountability and of value for their tuition dollars knowing their university meets established standards and undergoes regular re-evaluation by teams of professionals whose focus is on university improvement.
  • Assuring Quality:

    Accreditation is the primary means by which colleges, universities, assure education quality to students and the public.
  • Source of Improvement:

    Accreditation provides a stimulus for continuous improvement in educational practices due to the periodic re-evaluation by accrediting agencies.
  • Easing Transfer:

    Accreditation of institutions and programs is important to students for the smooth transfer of credits among colleges and universities.
  • Recognition:

    Accreditation of institutions and their programs accords them recognition as providers of high-quality education. Federal, state, and local agencies openly refer students to these institutes and encourage students to consider only accredited institutes.
  • Engendering Employer Confidence:

    The accredited status of an institution or program is important to employers when evaluating credentials of job applicants and when providing financial support to current employees seeking additional education.

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