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.