The institution seeks to admit students whose interests, goals,
and abilities are congruent with its mission and seeks to retain
them through the pursuit of the students’ educational
The institution provides student support services reasonably
necessary to enable each student to achieve the institution’s
goals for students.
The institution’s instructional, research, and service
programs are devised, developed, monitored, and supported by
The institution’s educational offerings display academic
content, rigor, and coherence appropriate to its higher education
mission. The institution identifies student learning goals and
objectives, including knowledge and skills, for its educational
The institution’s curricula are designed so that students
acquire and demonstrate college-level proficiency in general
education and essential skills, including at least oral and written
communication, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical
analysis and reasoning, and technological competency.
The institution’s programs or activities that are
characterized by particular content, focus, location, mode of
delivery, or sponsorship meet appropriate standards.
Assessment of student learning demonstrates that, at graduation,
or other appropriate points, the institution’s students have
knowledge, skills, and competencies consistent with institutional
and appropriate higher education goals.