What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is both a status and a process. As a status, accreditation provides public notification that an institution or program meets standards of quality set forth by an accrediting agency. As a process, accreditation reflects the fact that in achieving recognition by the accrediting agency, the institution or program is committed to self-study and external review by one's peers in seeking not only to meet standards but to continuously seek ways in which to enhance the quality of education and training provided. Image Maker Beauty Institute's accrediting body, National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS), publishes guidelines and procedures by which its accreditation process is carried out. It also publishes a list of accredited schools at www.naccas.org
Why is Accreditation Important?
The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality.
There are several reasons accreditation is important besides assurance of quality and adherence to academic standards. Accreditation determines a school's eligibility for participation in federal (Title IV) and state financial aid programs. Proper accreditation is also important for the acceptance and transfers of hours between other accredited schools, in state and out of state.
Publishing Outcome Rates
Compare our outcome rates to other Cosmetology schools accredited by the same accrediting commission. We all are held to the same standard and complete the same information for our annual report which is due each year in late November. This will give you a good idea about overall institutional effectiveness. Check out our outcome rates on our Consumer Information page.