How an Online University/School Becomes Accredited

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Validity and Accreditation of Online University / School

With the online universities comes the problem of accreditation. It is important for students to check the accreditation of a university or college they feel inclined to study in. It helps in ensuring a level of legitimacy to an institution and the future prospects an individual hold by pursuing a career in this regard. Distance learning is the best way forward to future your education and checking for accreditation is the manner in which you can ensure the smooth sailing in this regard.

Accrediting Bodies in the United States (U.S)

Online institutions in the United States are accredited on regional level. There are six regional bodies that offer accreditation to the universities and colleges. It is important to note that schools that offer diplomas only are usually not accredited. However the most valid body that offers accreditation to the universities and colleges in the United States is the National accreditation. Now credits earned in any of the regionally accredited or nationally accredited institute are transferable to other institute in the relevant field they have been taken.

Top Ten Accredited Online Universities and Colleges

The following is the list of the top ten online universities and colleges that are accredited. They offer for an agglomeration of degrees on all levels that is certifications, bachelors, associates, masters, and even doctorate degrees are being offered, all this from the comfort of your home.
 

Authentic Accredited Online Institutes

The following is the list of authentic accredited universities in which you can safely study with a feel for a secure future. The list has been alphabetically arranged for your convenience. For details on each online university / schools, please visit online schools section:

  • Argosy University
  • Ashford University
  • AT Still University
  • Baker College Online
  • Benedictine University
  • Boise State University
  • Boston University
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Bryant & Stratton College
  • Capella - MBA Program
  • Capella University
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing
  • Champlain College Online
  • City University Online
  • Cleveland Institute of Electronics
  • Columbia Southern University
  • DeVry University
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Ellis College
  • Everest College Online
  • Fielding Graduate University
  • Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences
  • Florida Metropolitan University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Iowa Central College Online
  • Jones International University
  • Kaplan - Nursing Programs
  • Kaplan University
  • Keiser University
  • Marist College
  • Miami International University of Art & Design
  • Minnesota School of Business
  • Mountain State University
  • National American University Online
  • New England College
  • New England Culinary Institute
  • Northeastern University Online
  • Norwich University
  • Polytechnic University
  • Portland State University
  • Rasmussen College
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • South University
  • St. Joseph's College
  • St. Leo University
  • Stonecliffe College Online
  • Strayer University Online
  • The Art Institute Online
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • The University of Scranton
  • Thomas Edison State College
  • Touro University International
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Florida
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Utica College
  • Walden MBA Programs
  • Walden University
  • Westwood College Online
  • Winston-Salem State University
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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