Regional Accreditation for Online Schools

Make Sure Your School is Accredited by the Right Association

 

When selecting a distance learning college, your best bet is to choose an online school accredited by one of the six regional accreditors. These regional agencies are recognized by both the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). They are the same regional accreditors that grant most brick-and-mortar public and private universities their accreditation.

To determine whether or not an online school is regionally accredited, find out which state the online program is operating from. Then look to see what regional agency grants accreditation to schools in that state. The following six regional accreditation agencies are recognized as legitimate accreditors:

 

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