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Accreditation impacts Students


Why Accreditation Matters to Students

Watch this video from the Association of Specialized & Professional Accreditors

Earning a degree is a significant achievement and an important investment in your future. Since so much of your future success depends on your educational foundation, the quality of the education you receive makes a big difference.

Earning a degree from an CIPS accredited program:

  • Verifies that the quality of the educational experience you’ve received meets the standards of the profession.
  • Increases and enhances employment opportunities.
  • Permits and eases entry to a technical profession through licensure, registration, and certification.
  • Establishes eligibility for many federal student loans, grants, and/or scholarships.

You should be aware that not all programs at every college and university are accredited. Make sure that the program you’re interested in is CIPS accredited.

How Do You Know?

CIPS accreditation provides the best proof possible of a program's quality: the opinions of professionals already working and teaching in that program's area.

Every program that CIPS accredits can be found on the Accredited Programs Page.

What CIPS Accreditation Assures

Senior professionals from academe and industry carry out every aspect of CIPS accreditation. Because they know their profession's dynamic and emerging workforce needs, they