3 Comprehensive Standards

Comprehensive Standards are specific to the operations of an institution, represent good practice in higher education, and establish a level of accomplishment expected of all member institutions. The Comprehensive Standards set forth requirements in the following four areas: (1) institutional mission, governance, and effectiveness; (2) educational programs; (3) resources; and (4) institutional responsibility for Commission policies.

Source: Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Second Edition: 2012 p.35