People sometimes wonder why schools spend so much time and money achieving and maintaining accreditation. CHEA–the Council on Higher Education Accreditation–is the organization that accredits the accreditors. CHEA has recently released two documents explaining the value of accreditation and defending accreditation as a private rather than governmental enterprise. The two are:

Ten Ways in Which Accreditation Serves Students, Society, and the Public Interest.

Talking Points–The Future Face of Accreditation.