An educational institution should attain a satisfactory degree of stability before applying for accreditation. A certain degree of maturity, experience and administrative continuity and a record of effective service are considered prerequisites. The following are some criteria for stability:

  • Adherence to the stated philosophy and objectives of the institution.
  • Normally 3-5 years of continuous operation as an institution prior to accreditation.
  • Experience in a given educational program to prove that it produces graduates capable of meeting demands made upon them.
  • Continuity of leadership in chief administrative officers.
  • Low fluctuation of enrolment from one year to another.
  • A growing enrolment consistent with the needs of the church.
  • Stability in financial management with a balanced fiscal budget.
  • The nature and degree of support from an institution’s constituency such as denominations, local churches and individuals.
  • Capacity for growth and development with its progressive leadership.
  • A systematic means for continuing study of the institution’s education problems.