An accredited school is focused on a mission and goals for students. Accreditation is a statement to the broader community and stakeholders that it is trustworthy institution for student learning and committed to ongoing improvement. Students can be assured that the institution has been reviewed and that the educational programs have been evaluated for quality. In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure.
The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredits the professional degrees in architecture offered by SCI-Arc: the B.Arch degree, and the M.Arch degree offered through the M.Arch 1 and M.Arch 2 programs.
The Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is a regional accrediting agency serving a diverse membership of higher education institutions.