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Regionally Accredited Online Colleges vs. Nationally Accredited
Expert Advice  >  About Diploma Mills & Online College Credibility
By Vicky Phillips, Chief Education Analyst   
 
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Whether You Choose Regional vs. National Accreditation, You'll Still Need Textbooks for School


Help! Choosing an online college is an overwhelming task. I have a list of more than 20 possible colleges. I’m favoring one that is nationally accredited by the Distance Education & Training Council (DETC). Will my degree be accepted by employers? My career counselor told me national accreditation (like DETC) is not as good as attending a regionally accredited online college. Which is better: regional accreditation vs. national accreditation? And does it really make any difference?
—Michael in Atlanta, Ga.



The truth? One type of online university accreditation is not necessarily “better” than another if you take “better” to mean “better academically.” However, there are real benefits to attending a regionally accredited online college versus a nationally accredited college.

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