Foreign Institutions and Diploma Mills

The Department of Education has this to say about foreign institutions and diploma mills, There is an important distinction between foreign institutions and agencies that accredit foreign institutions. The U.S. Department of Education does not recognize foreign accrediting agencies, however, accrediting agencies that have been recognized by the Secretary of Education may accredit foreign institutions. [...]

United States Accreditation

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. The Department of Education lists regional and national accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as reliable authorities concerning the quality of education or training offered by the institutions of higher education or [...]

College of Choice Not Accredited?

The Department of Education has advice for students and professionals in the event that their college or university of choice is not accredited. The Department of Education highlights the downfalls of attending a non-accredited institution: You might not be able to get any financial aid to help you attend the school. The U.S. Department of [...]


Accreditation, as defined by the United States Department of Education is as follows, “Accreditation is certification that the educational program(s) at a school meet a certain level of quality. Independent organizations called accrediting agencies evaluate schools and award accreditation. The U.S. Dept. of Education doesn’t accredit schools.” The purpose of accreditation is to make sure [...]