Magazine article Training & Development

She Gets Questions

Magazine article Training & Development

She Gets Questions

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Online university accreditation is important if you need a public record of learning that will be widely accepted by employers, professional associations, and other colleges and universities. That's according to Vickly Phillips, CEO of Here are some of her FAQs on accreditation.

What kind of accreditation should people look for in an online college?

In the United States, the most widely recognized form of accreditation for degree-granting programs comes from the regional accreditation boards.

What other types of accreditation are widely recognized in the United States?

The Distance Education and Training Council is a recognized accreditation agency for distance learning colleges. It accredits more than 70 institutions that sponsor home-study programs of all types. Though it's a recognized accrediting agency, credits and degrees earned at DETC colleges are not yet widely accepted in transfer by regionally accredited colleges.

What about programmatic accreditation?

Some academic departments within colleges and universities seek special accreditation for their programs. Careers that are regulated by state or national licensing boards may require students to attend college departments that hold special accreditation. …

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