Online Colleges is growing fast.
As you explore opportunities for online education, you have probably heard the advice to make sure the university and the program of interest are accredited. What does this mean?
If you were seeking medical treatment or legal help, you would certainly seek out a licensed doctor or lawyer who has academic credentials as well as experience that match the expected standards for such positions. The same holds true for education. As the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) explained, “’Accreditation’ is [a] review of the quality of higher education institutions and programs. In the United States, accreditation is a major way that students, families, government officials, and the press know that an institution or program provides a quality education.”
The internet is an iceberg. And, as you might guess, most of us only reckon with the tip. While the pages and media found via simple searches may seem unendingly huge at times, what is submerged and largely unseen – often referred to as the invisible web or deep web – is in fact far, far bigger.
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Regional organizations developed historically along geographical lines when groups of post-secondary institutions in an area came together to set agreed upon standards. These independent agencies are organized by location, so you should look for accreditation by the location of the university and its respective accrediting agency.