Accreditation is a fancy word that means, in an academic setting, a school has met key education and performance standards that are set by an industry oversight agency and are recognized by the United States Department of Education (DOE). Accredited schools are evaluated by agencies that maintain formal relationships with the DOE. The agency setting education and performance standards—as well as evaluating against these standards—for many beauty schools, including Tricoci University, is the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences (NACCAS).
While accreditation is not necessary to be a great beauty school, it is important for two primary reasons:
- It is evidence that the school is committed to very high education standards and, for multi-campus companies such as Tricoci University, that there is consistency across all campuses.
- It is required for a school to offer federal financial aid programs, which help make school significantly more affordable for many students.
All Tricoci University campuses are accredited by NACCAS.