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Online colleges provide a great, convenient route to get a degree, but the amount of scams pervading the Internet sometimes make it hard to trust the online school system. We at onlinecollegedegrees.com want to provide you with the information you need to make an informed and safe decision when choosing a school and we feel…

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Online Diploma Mill Scams

When it comes to getting an online education, several problems can crop up. A school could, for example, lure students in with the promise of low tuition fees and a fast route to graduation. If this deal sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is. Schools can only offer such deals when they…

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Regional and National Accreditation Demystified

Educational institutions are granted accreditation by specific accrediting agencies. There are three different types of agencies in the United States: regional, national, and programmatic. Each type of agency accredits a different category of schools and programs. Regional Accrediting Agencies Regional accrediting agencies each serve a certain geographic region of the United States, and some of them…

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College Accreditation and Your Education

The vast number of options available for students heading off to college or even thinking about heading to college can be rather daunting. While your educational experience will be what you make of it, wherever you go, there is one key thing you need to consider: is the institution accredited? In the United States, accreditation…

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Buyer Beware: Why Your School Should Be Accredited

In the United States, educational institutions are allowed to operate with a great deal of freedom. Accreditation is awarded to schools that meet basic standards of academic quality. These standards are determined and developed by private organizations. There are several large, regional accrediting associations, such as the Northwest Commision on Colleges and Universities, which accredit institutions…

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Bill Gates on Online Versus Traditional Schools

At a Techonomy conference in San Fransisco, Bill Gates was asked by an audience member whether he thinks that online schools may become more prominent than traditional schools. In his response, he outlined the following points: An important reality of K-12 education is that part of its function is to care for the students so that parents can go…

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