The Comprehensive Standards set forth requirements in the following four areas: (1) institutional mission, governance, and effectiveness; (2) programs; (3) resources; and (4) institutional responsibility for Commission policies. The Comprehensive Standards are more specific to the operations of the institution, represent good practice in higher education, and establish a level of accomplishment expected of all member institutions. If an institution is judged to be significantly out of compliance with one or more of the Comprehensive Standards, its reaffirmation of accreditation may be denied.
See the Comprehensive Standards section[PDF] in The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement
Comprehensive Standards: Reaccreditation Assignments
Click on a section below to view a description of the requirements and the UK assignments, or