National AND Regional Accreditation Possible

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culcru posted this 10 November 2012 - Last edited 25 February 2016

If an online school claims to be nationally accredited AND regionally accredited at the same time, is this a school to avoid? My gut instinct tells me I should.

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VickyPhillips posted this 11 November 2012 - Last edited 06 August 2015

Hi Culcru,

Actually ... It is possible for a real online school to be BOTH regionally and nationally accredited.

I can think of one example of this off the top of my head. Western Governors University Online, which was founded about a decade ago, started out with national accreditation from the DETC (Distance Education and Training Council) and then, as it gained traction, applied for and was granted accreditation from a regional agency, the North Central Association. I think WGU still has both types of accreditation.

Which online school are you asking about or thinking of? If you tell us the name we can comment on that particular online school for you.

All the best Vicky Phillips Founder - GetEducated.com

culcru wrote:

If an online school claims to be nationally accredited AND regionally accredited at the same time, is this a school to avoid? My gut instinct tells me I should.