Re-Accreditation 2016-2017
UNMC’S Re-Accreditation Updates: What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is the recognition that an institution maintains a certain level of standards required of their graduates, either to gain admission to other institutions of higher learning or to achieve credentials for professional practice in a chosen field.   The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accrediting agencies, which are private educational associations of regional or national scope, develop evaluation criteria and conduct peer evaluations to assess whether or not those criteria are met. Institutions and/or programs that request an agency's evaluation and that meet an agency's criteria are then "accredited" by that agency. The primary benefits of institutional accreditation include:

Why is Accreditation Important?

Accreditation confirms that UNMC is meeting nationally recognized standards, that it is focused on continuous quality improvement, and that UNMC is accountable to an external body for achieving its role, mission, and strategic plans.  Through the process of the Assurance Document (Self-Study), UNMC has the opportunity to assess, evaluate, and improve programs and to review and revise strategic plans.  The peer reviewer site visit provides UNMC with valuable feedback regarding its goals for student learning.