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Hi, I’m considering getting a masters degree from the American College of Education. I see this degree is regionally accredited, which is important to me, because I might want to continue my education and get a Doctorate in Education down the road. Are there any disadvantages of this school compared to other online schools that have a brick and mortar address like Lamar University or Morningside College or Fort hays State University? I don’t care that it’s a for-profit school, as it’s cheaper than the other schools, just trying to see if the reputation/accreditation could hurt me in any way down the road. Thanks.

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Hi there, Great question. First off, regional accreditation is considered the gold standard so you won’t run into any issues there. SEE: Regional Accredited vs. Nationally Accredited Online Colleges Your second concern, the lack of a brick and mortar campus could affect a potential employer’s opinion of your education. There are three primary factors that employers consider when evaluating the quality and prestige of an online degree:   Is the school regionally accredited? Is the business school AACSB accredited? Is the college more than 300 miles from where you live? Is it a well-known brand? Does the school have a… Read more » is a consumer group that publishes online college rankings and online university ratings along the dimensions that matter most to online students themselves: affordability and credibility. Our mission:

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