Colleges and universities across the United States voluntarily seek accreditation to ensure they are maintaining quality standards, and use it as an opportunity for continuous improvement. Accreditation also ensures that colleges and universities are eligible for federally-based financial aid programs.
UA is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association - one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
In addition to university-wide accreditation, schools, departments and individual academic programs may receive accreditation.
This self-study report was prepared for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in April 2003.