Accreditation and Approvals
The Long Island Business Institute (LIBI) is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 428 J Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org
Candidate for Accreditation is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Commission initially awarded for two years. Candidacy does not assure eventual accreditation.
What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is a review process by which institutions of higher education are evaluated to determine if educational programs meet or exceed defined standards of quality.
Why is Accreditation Necessary?
Accreditation is a verification that a college provides the kind of education that meets acceptable levels of quality. Before accreditation is granted, institutions must undergo a rigorous review and demonstrate that they meet the requirements set by an accrediting body related to course curriculum and offerings, admissions, faculty credentials, graduation, facilities, financial resources, and many other areas that ensure students are receiving what they have been promised by the institution.
Additionally, for students to receive federal student aid from the U.S. Department of Education for postsecondary study, the institution must be accredited by a “nationally recognized” accrediting agency. The U.S. Department of Education lists accrediting agencies that are determined to be reliable authorities in measuring the quality of the education and training of a program or institution.
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Accreditation Related Sites
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Student State Complaint Process
- For a complaint about state student financial aid matters, contact the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) Customer Communications Center at 1-888-NYS-HESC.
- A complaint of consumer fraud on the part of the institution should be directed to the Office of the New York State Attorney General, Justice Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223.
- Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC): students can submit a complaint directly with ACCJC by completing a complaint form in the following website: https://accjc.org/complaint-process/