Reputability of an Online College
The reputability of a college
is large-in-part determined by whether or not the
college holds any kind of accreditation.
Online education has become more accepted since distance learning was first implemented through the
use of VHS tapes. Other educators and employers are now placing online colleges on par with campus
colleges, provide these online colleges have the necessary accreditation
to validate the quality of their education.
It goes further than just merely being accredited by any agency, too if you want to attend an online
college with enough reputability to guarantee unit transferability to other prestigious universities,
chances are you need to go to a school recognized by one of the Six Regional Accrediting Agencies
Other factors that grant reputability to an online college beyond accreditation are:
- How long has the online college been established
- Does the online college have a mailing address/publicized, tangible location
- The reviews of other students that have participated in the online college's programs
The same tactics to recognize and avoid a degree mill
be used to determine an online college's reputability, and the more pluses they have to add up, the
Whether your online college is reputable or not should not be the sole determining factor for if you
attend the college though. Some prestigious universities have already been around for a couple of
years and are in the middle of the accreditation process. This does not undermine their ability to
deliver a rewarding educational experience.