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Why accreditation matters

Accreditation is your assurance that Anne Arundel Community College meets the level of quality you expect from an institution of higher education and reflects our commitment to excellence and innovation. It also ensures that the college receives recognition by the U.S. Department of Education and meets federal regulatory requirements to qualify for participation in federal financial aid programs. In addition, if your company or organization offers tuition reimbursement for education, you may be required to provide the status of the college’s accreditation before receiving payment for tuition and fees.

AACC accreditation

AACC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which maintains quality assurance in institutions of higher education for the mid-Atlantic region. In addition to Middle States, many of AACC’s academic programs receive additional accreditation from other organizations recognized by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. You’ll find the separate accreditation status of select AACC academic programs, such as Nursing and other health-related degrees, the culinary program, the Child Development Center and more, within the descriptions of the individual programs.


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