Attending college online may seem risky, and online degree accreditation can be confusing when you're just starting to pursue a degree. AccreditedOnlineColleges.org aims to offer the web's best resource for finding online educational opportunities. We are proud to host a searchable directory that will help you find the colleges that fit your educational needs.
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If you spend your time and money on a degree, you need to know that it will actually net the end result – usually a job – that you desire. Accreditation helps to ensure that your education meets the standards required by potential employers or for further educational opportunities. Accreditation exists as a check on schools, ensuring that students study at legitimate institutions. A university that has been assessed by an accrediting body can provide proof that it meets the current exacting standards for higher education. As the process is expensive, accreditation also limits the extent to which disreputable educational institutions can successfully function as “diploma mills” that provide degrees with little or no educational value.
Every school on our list has been carefully checked for accreditation and we provide a list of the programs they offer and information on their accreditation for your reference.
You can search our database in a number of different ways, including one or a combination of the following:
You can also browse listings for each state in the U.S. independently.
You may find that you create a search so specific that it does not return any results. If this happens to you, consider making your search broader.
Many accredited higher educational institutions offer online programs to meet the growing demand for online study, and while not every subject is best suited for online courses, programs often compare favorably to traditional study.
Verifying accreditation is a vital step, but there is more to finding the ideal school for you among the huge numbers of accredited online universities out there. Take your time researching potential schools and making your choice.