If you value your time and money, then college accreditation is extremely important! If a college is accredited, then other colleges will accept transfer credits from the college and will honor degrees from the college. If a college is not accredited, you might not be able to transfer classes, and your degree might be worthless!
The only reliable type of college accreditation is accreditation by a regional accreditation agency. Below are the 6 regional accreditation agencies that certify colleges in the
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The 6 trustworthy regional accreditation agencies:
The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Accreditation of colleges in the middle states region (
Accreditation of colleges in the New England region (
The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Accreditation of colleges in the north central region (Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming).
The Northwest Association Of Schools And Colleges
Accreditation of colleges in the
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Accreditation of colleges in the southern region (Alabama , Florida , Georgia , Kentucky , Louisiana , Mississippi , North Carolina , South Carolina , Tennessee , Texas , Virginia)
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Accreditation of colleges in the western region.