Accreditation & Degrees

What is a fake accrediting agency?

Accrediting agencies play an important role in US higher education. They are the main “quality assurance” providers, helping students and families know that a college is legitimate. One of the first things you should consider in evaluating a college is its...

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Why does college accreditation matter?

Accreditation gives college students an important way of telling if a college is real or a scam. But accreditation can be tough to understand! This article answers three questions about accreditation. What does college accreditation mean? Who does college...

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What is specialized college accreditation?

In the US, accreditation is a big topic in higher education (i.e., college). To learn some of the reasons why it’s important, check out our article on why college accreditation matters — and this one on what it means if your college isn’t. This article is part of a...

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What is national college accreditation?

In the US, accreditation is a big topic in higher education (i.e., college). To learn some of the reasons why it’s important, check out this article on what it means if your college is accredited — and what it means if your college isn’t. This article is...

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What is regional college accreditation?

In the US, accreditation is a big topic in higher education (i.e., college). To learn some of the reasons why it’s important, check out this article on what it means if your college is accredited — and what it means if your college isn’t. This article is...

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