Twelve Important Questions About External Quality Review

September 20, 2001

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is interested in assisting individuals who wish to pursue higher education in the United States. To this end we have prepared a series of questions that students and others may find useful to ask about the external quality review of a course, institution or program in which they might enroll.

While CHEA considers external quality review to be an important and constructive process for higher education institutions, external quality review may be only one among many considerations relevant to an individual’s choice of a course of study, program, or institution. CHEA does not endorse any specific course of study, program or institution, but encourages careful scrutiny of materials, commitments and claims of all providers of higher education.