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  • Accrediting Bodies Recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education

    The U.S. Department of Education, along with the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), reviews accrediting agencies to make sure they're doing their job.

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  • Avoiding Diploma Mills

    It is true that some schools are "diploma mills"--unaccredited institutions that sell phony degrees or certificates. You should always make sure that your school is approved by a real accrediting agency.

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  • About Bachelor's Degrees

    According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), full-time professionals with bachelor's degrees or higher earned a median weekly salary of $1,108 during the first quarter of 2008.

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  • The History of Higher Education Accreditation

    One major reason that higher education programs are accredited is because of government loans and grants. In 1952, after passing the GI Bill in the aftermath of the Korean War, the federal government started relying heavily on school accreditation to make sure that it was spending its educational funding on schools that met minimum quality standards.

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  • Types of Degrees

    Bachelor's degree programs and program titles vary by university.

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  • What Does Accreditation Mean for You?

    First of all, accreditation means that your degree is more likely to be recognized by potential employers. Also, if you decide to switch colleges or plan to attend graduate school, your accredited degree should help ensure that your credits transfer.

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  • Accreditation

    By gaining accreditation, a college or university proves that its facilities and educational standards adhere to national standards. But who decides when a school earns accreditation? What does accreditation mean for students, and how can you distinguish between an accredited school and a diploma mill? Here is a closer look at college accreditation.

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