ERIC Number: ED484342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools Annual Report, 2003-2004
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
This annual report is a summary of the Council's activities during the fiscal year including the most recent audited financial report for the organization. The 2003-2004 Annual Report provides their accredited institutions and the public with an overview of their four statements of value intended to express what is important to ACICS within the context of Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). The Council believes that institutions must be accountable to rigorous educational, administrative and fiscal standards. Provided in this report is a summary of the evaluation visits conducted at institutions for the past 5 years and the final outcomes of those evaluation visits. Council staff continues to schedule approximately 100 evaluation visits and consultations during each of three, two-month travel cycles. Based on positive Council actions, institutions are continuing to experience overall growth and expansion of programs and services. ACICS also announces that they may award a maximum grant length of 8 years. For many years, the Council awarded grants of accreditation from 1 to 6 years in length. An 8-year grant of accreditation acknowledges and rewards those institutions that have demonstrated an understanding of and commitment to our accreditation standards. It is evident from the characteristics of ACICS-accredited institutions that the total enrollment has steadily increased over the years to more than 430,000 students. Like the increase in student enrollment, the list of ACICS-accredited institutions also has continued to expand. A current list of accredited institutions, by state, is also provided in this report. [Report produced by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools.]
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Accreditation (Institutions), Postsecondary Education, Accountability, Grants, Private Schools, Intellectual Disciplines
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, Washington, DC.