Accreditation

Accreditation of a College

In order to avoid fraudulent school practices and assure students are receiving a quality education, colleges are accredited by an agency of the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education.Read more >>

 

How to Recognize and Avoid a Degree Mill

Diploma mills, or degree mills, are online businesses that take on the false guise of a college in order to scam students into acquiring useless degrees. They print unaccredited degrees for students that provide next to no academic progress and work, than act as false references for the graduate's career.Read more >>

 

The Six Regional Accrediting Agencies

The Six Regional Accrediting Agencies are recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.Read more >>

 

How Accreditation Works



The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) recognizes nineteen accreditation agencies in the United States (this includes the major Six Regional Accreditation Agencies. They describe how each accreditation agency works differently, but fundamentally, follow similar principles and practices.


Accreditation is always carried out through a private, nonprofit organization.Read more >>

 

How to Check an Online School’s Accreditation

Accreditation can mean the difference between a rewarding degree and a piece of paper. Fortunately, checking an online school's accreditation is simple.Read more >>

 
 

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or CHEA, is a national advocate and institutional voice that certifies the academic quality of accreditation agencies; basically, they are the accreditation agency of accreditation agencies.Read more >>

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