Academic Program Success


Crucial to the success of students is the quality of their educational experience. This accountability measure seeks to evaluate program quality and viability.

3.1 Accreditation Status Report is a useful means of assuring quality in higher education. The accreditation process provides for institutional self-examination and requires an institution to sustain a standard of instructional quality. This performance metric provides the programmatic accreditation status of each academic program offered at Alabama’s public institutions. It is important to note that programmatic accreditation is not available for all academic or technical programs.

3.2 Program Vitality Matrix Report shows the five-year degree production for academic programs offered at Alabama’s public institutions. Programs that are below the legislative viability standard are highlighted. Low degree production in a particular major may not be a sign of low instructional quality, but is a general indicator of programmatic academic and financial health. Campuses are encouraged to perform a review of programs with low degree production.