Best College Accreditation

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VickyPhillips posted this 19 April 2011 - Last edited 25 February 2016

One of the most frequently asked questions about online degrees is what type of accreditation should an online college hold?

The short answer is that there are two types of overall college accreditation in the USA:

1) regional;

2) national.

These 2 types of accreditation are not the same, and the type of accreditation your online degree programs holds will affect:

1) employer acceptance of your degree;

2) your degree's acceptance for professional licensing;

3) your ability to transfer credits and courses earned from one degree program to another.

For the long answer on this crucial question see GetEducated's FAQ on this topic:

Distance Learning and Online College Accreditation

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katesolomon posted this 17 October 2011 - Last edited 06 August 2015

Hello Everybody,

I am new to this forum and has just begun with my college. I would like ti know the difference between a regional and a national accreditation. Does it make any difference?

Thanks,

VickyPhillips posted this 17 October 2011 - Last edited 22 October 2015

Hi Kate,

There are many crucial differences for consumers between regional VS any national or programmatic accreditation when it comes to online colleges.

The type of accreditation your online degree programs holds will affect

1) employer acceptance of your degree;
2) your degree's acceptance for professional licensing;
3) your ability to transfer credits and courses earned from one college to another.

For more on this crucial question see the Get Educated article: Distance Learning and Online College Accreditation

See also: Which is better for an online schools: regional or national accreditation 

What type of degree or credential are you looking to earn? What do you want to do with your degree or credential? Do you have any credits now to transfer?

Tell us more and perhaps we can help you with specifics.

Vicky

katesolomon posted this 24 October 2011 - Last edited 06 August 2015

Hi Vicky,

Thank you so much for your help I will go through the sites provided by you and then come back if I still have a doubt.

Thanks