Accreditation is a way of ensuring that an educational institution meets standards of quality and integrity.
Accreditation is way for the student to get peace of mind that the institution is providing an education that is of a certain standard.
This is also the case for a potential employer that is looking over the education of a job candidate. The accreditation is also giving the employer a certainty that the education is of a certain standard.
Most important accreditor for the U.S. is the Association for Biblical Higher Education
In the U.S.A. most Bible colleges are accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). These are from small colleges to large universities, are accredited by the ABHE nationwide. It is recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Why some schools forgo accreditation
Some bible colleges and educational organizations go their own way and skip out on being accredited. First of all accreditation is costly and timeconsuming for the school to go through all the paper work to get accredited. Which might make sense for a small school with a few staff and a few students. Skipping the accreditation should perhaps come the student in favor by lower tuition and costs. Accredited schools are allowed to operate since bible colleges do not typically abide by one curriculum. It is also a freedom of religion aspect to the education and not all feel that it is right that they have to be dictated by a government body what they can teach and not teach.
The student has to make a choice in any case what he thinks is best for himself and how he can serve the lord in the best way.