Accreditation

Accreditation is both a condition and a process. The process involves the assessment of educational and institutional quality and the continued enhancement of education through the development and validation of standards. The condition provides a credential to the public signifying that an institution and/or its programs have fulfilled their commitment to educational quality.

There are two types of accreditation in the United States:

  • Institutional accreditation is granted by national and regional accrediting commissions. The accrediting agency, in evaluating quality, looks at the whole institutional unit, such as a state university. Accreditation is awarded as a result of overall compliance with the accrediting agency's criteria. Accreditation by a recognized institutional accrediting body is, in many cases, necessary in order to facilitate a student's transfer or acceptance of credits.
  • Specialized accreditation is bestowed on pre-professional and professional programs within institutions. Specialized accrediting groups establish standards of excellence in professional educational training programs for recognized professions.

Shippensburg University has both institutional and specialized accreditations. The university holds accreditations by:

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    2020年世界杯冠军 We are one of only 26 business schools in Pennsylvania and one of approximately 850 worldwide to have earned AACSB International accreditation.

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    Our Computer Engineering, Software Engineering and Computer Science programs are accredited by ABET, Inc. Our Software Engineering program is one of only 26 accredited programs in the nation.

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    Ship offers one of only eight B.S. programs in the United States certified by the Academy of Criminal Justice Services.

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    Ship offers one of only three programs in Pennsylvania that is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

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    2020年世界杯冠军 The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry's chemistry program is certified by the American Chemical Society.

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    The B.S.W. and M.S.W. programs offered by the Department of Social Work and Gerontology are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

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    2020年世界杯冠军 Ship's graduate programs in Counseling and College Student Personnel are nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

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    The University Counseling Center is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.

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    Shippensburg University is periodically reviewed by MSCHE, an accreditation body which “mandates that its member institutions meet rigorous and comprehensive standards.”

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    2020年世界杯冠军 Ship's Teacher Education, Educational Leadership and Special Education, and Secondary Education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The graduate program in School Counseling is also NCATE-accredited.