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Value of Accreditation

Institutional accreditation validates the quality of an institution and evaluates multiple aspects of an institution ranging from its academic offerings, governance and administration, mission, finances, and resources.

Institutional accreditation encompasses the institution as a whole, including all academic programs, all degree levels and both onsite and online course delivery. (

Accreditation means the:

  • Eligibility for grants and external funding
  • Articulating academic credit to and from Oklahoma City University (OCU)
  • Assurance of quality education and business practices
  • Ability for students to receive federal and other forms of student financial aid
  • Focus on continually improving for students and all stakeholders, including the community
  • Legitimacy of OCU as a reputable institution of higher education; and
  • Enhancement of the employability of OCU alumni
OCU Students Sitting in the Quad