What Students Need to Know About Accreditation

Students have a lot to think about when choosing where to go to get their educations. But what they should consider above anything else is accreditation. Accreditation has many implications, but among the most important is the guarantee of a degree that employers as well as other learning institutions will honor and respect.

Accreditation also guarantees that the curriculum meets stringent guidelines for accuracy, relevance and quality. These guidelines are determined by professionals in various fields. As a result, students can feel confident that the information they’re taught is timely, applicable and useful. There’s more to know about accreditation and the articles in this section will help students focus on what’s most important.

The Consequences of Losing Accreditation

Although rare, distance learning institutions and programs can lose accreditation, causing students to lose credits, money and more. But you can protect yourself.

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Is This School Really Accredited?

Flashy websites. Tempting ads. Convincing marketing materials. It’s easy to be fooled, but not if you know these sure-fire ways to tell whether an institution or program really is accredited.

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8 Reasons to Avoid Non-Accredited Institutions and Programs

Articles usually boast about benefits and advantages. But this article is different. It focuses on the disadvantages of non-accredited institutions and programs.

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Accreditation Types

It’s easy to get lost in the accreditation maze. But this article helps you find your way through it.

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Accreditation Process Overview

When it comes to the accreditation process, understanding the chain of command can be confusing. But there are several key players.

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What Does Accreditation Mean?

Everyone tells you to be on the lookout for it, but what exactly is accreditation and why does it matter?

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Online Schools (26)

Below please find www.ValueOfADegree.com's list of accredited Online Colleges. Click on the school of your choice and fill out the form to request free information.

Strayer University Program offerings:
  • Accounting Concentration (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting Concentration (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting Emphasis (Post-master's certificate)
  • Accounting Information Systems Concentration (Master's degree)
  • Accounting Information Systems Emphasis (Post-master's certificate)
Kaplan University Online Program offerings:
  • AAS in Accounting (Associate Degree)
  • AAS in Business Administration (Associate Degree)
  • AAS in Criminal Justice (Associate Degree)
  • AAS in Fire Science (Associate Degree)
  • AAS in Fire Science (Associate Degree)
Walden University Program offerings:
  • Accounting and Business/Management (Doctor's degree)
  • Accounting and Business/Management (Master's degree)
  • Adult and Continuing Education Administration (Doctor's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Doctor's degree)
  • Accounting (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting (Associate Degree)
  • Accounting and Business/Management (Master's degree)
  • Accounting and Finance (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting and Finance (Master's degree)
  • Advertising (Bachelor's degree)
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects (Bachelor's degree)
  • Fashion Merchandising (Bachelor's degree)
  • Graphic Design (Associate Degree)
  • Graphic Design (Bachelor's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Master's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Associate Degree)
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration (Bachelor's degree)
  • Design and Visual Communications, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting (Associate Degree)
  • Accounting (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting (Master's degree)
  • Accounting & Finance (Master's degree)
  • Applied Psychology (Master's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Associate Degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
  • Construction Management (Associate Degree)
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration (Associate Degree)
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
Ottawa University Online Program offerings:
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Master's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration (Bachelor's degree)
  • Curriculum and Instruction (Master's degree)
  • Educational Administration and Supervision, Other (Master's degree)