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The Importance of Accreditation

From having established programs that are respected, recognized and supported by professional
industries to being able to keep books in the library, accreditation is where it all begins.

Being awarded and maintaining accreditation is essential for many reasons:

  • It assures academic program quality through accountability to external standards
  • It provides public certification of acceptable institutional quality
  • It provides an opportunity and incentive for critical self-analysis and improvement of the
  • It provides a formal opportunity for external consultation
  • It enables us to maintain our eligibility to receive federal funds for student financial aid
  • It's often required by graduate schools and employers.

Many programs at Pittsburg State University have achieved and continue to maintain
accreditation in their respective areas. For a complete listing of accreditations, please visit Current Accreditations.

The Kansas Regents universities submit a report to the Kansas Board of Regents regarding status of accreditations. Pittsburg State's most recent report can be accessed here