Programs that have passed the standards, and are awarded accreditation status:
- lend prestige to member institutions, justified by the possession of quality standards and unremitting efforts to maintain them at high level;
- help parents to know which program they may send their children to for quality education;
- make all those engaged in education aware of standards of excellence which they should strive to attain;
- make possible for those proposing funding and those who are to fund, to know what to support and how much support is needed; and
- make possible for an evaluated program to know its strength and weaknesses, and in what aspects it needs to develop.
Accreditation has also been used as a criterion in administrative decision-making in a variety of ways:
- applicants for teaching in the Department of Education (DepEd) who are graduates of accredited programs are granted credit points;
- used as a criterion in the leveling of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs);
- used as a criterion in the selection of schools for foreign students;
- some agencies consult AACCUP about the accreditation status of colleges and universities attended by their employees for purposes of promotion; and
- sometimes foreign universities consult AACCUP regarding the accreditation status of programs attended by Filipino students seeking admission.
- as a rational basis for budgetary requests;
- for normative financing;
- as a factor in the selection of Center of Excellence (COEs) and Center of Development (CODs);
- for SUCs leveling;
- as a requirement for the conversion of a college to a university;
- as a factor in assessing the appointment/transfer of an SUC President; and
- for matching-fund schemes where requirements for accreditation are matched with funds from CHED.