The definition of accreditation means official recognition, or something that meets official standards.
Princeton University and New York University are examples of schools that have accreditation by the United States Department of Education.
The act of accrediting or the state of being accredited, especially the granting of approval to an institution of learning by an official review board after the school has met specific requirements.
(countable and uncountable, plural accreditations)
- First attested in 1806.
- accredit +"Ž -ation
- I'm looking for a childcare provider from an organization with accreditation and a good reputation.
- They are at high risk of losing their accreditation.
- The college's recent accreditation has helped increase their graduate student enrollment.
- After the school lost its national accreditation, their enrollment drastically declined.
- The board made the executive decision to strip the firm of its accreditation.