Why Accreditation of Online Colleges Matters

Prospective college students often gloss over the word ‘accredited’ when they’re looking for a college. But with the transfer rate at over 50 percent according to the U.S. Department of Education, it could be the word that means the most in all of the higher ed jargon students have to wade through. Accreditation indicates a school hold’s themselves and their students to a higher standard. Students should check to make sure their university is on the Department of Education's list before attending or transferring to or from that school whether it’s an online school, a traditional small college or an Ivy League university.

Accreditation of online colleges

Embed this image on your site:


Terms and Conditions By providing your mobile number, you agree to receive text messages from Colorado Tech via its mobile text message provider.  You may opt out of receiving messages by texting the word STOP to 94576, or simply reply with the word STOP to any text message you receive from Colorado Tech. While CEC or its mobile text message provider will not charge end users for receiving/responding to promotional messages, depending on the terms of your mobile phone plan, you may incur a cost from your mobile service carrier to receive and respond to any promotional text messages (standard messaging and data rates/fees and other charges may apply).  Charges will appear on your mobile phone bill or will be deducted from pre-paid amounts.  Current participating/supported carriers are: Alltel, AT&T, Boost, Cellcom, Cellular One, Cellular South, Cincinnati Bell, Cricket, Element Wireless, Golden State Cellular, iWireless, Metro PCS, Nextel, nTelos, Plateau Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon Wireless, Viaero Wireless, Virgin, and more.×