Although higher education accreditation in America may be voluntary, it is hard to
believe when there are many who claim any non-accredited institution is bogus. Organizations forming a new school or operating
an established one without recognized USA accreditation will find the school's days numbered as a viable and desired
institutional choice by the public.
Starting or attempting to establish
online distance education in the USA and not submitting to sanctioned US Department of Education venues, although
not required by law, is an American institutional form of Russian roulette. Within ten years, the Academy believes
the only non accredited US institutions will be those domiciled, registered, and accredited offshore in foreign jurisdictions.
Most American students have been "sold" on the concept that if a college
is not accredited, regardless of where it is located in the world, by an approved private agency of the US Department
of Education, it will, to put it kindly, not be recognized as credible. Apart from that, many highly respected non-accredited
schools, including holistic and many traditional professional schools, are being barraged with what seems a well-orchestrated
effort to put them out of business.
Colleges concerned with the process of acquiring
online accreditation, will find the Academy's diverse faculty brings depth and experience to university
accreditation applications for US Department of Education approved regional and national agencies, The Academy
offers one of the few knowledge banks on the comparative and multiple differences of each of the US approved accrediting
organizations in America and what it takes in each agency to be approved.
It is the
opinion of the Academy that any college or university desiring to acquire accreditation and willing to expend the effort to
do so can and will find a government agency ready and willing to assist in acquiring that accreditation. It should be
made clear however that this is a competitive issue among US based colleges and universities and once outside the boarders
of the USA, American accreditation is taken as no better / no worse than any other nation's approved accrediting
standards for higher education. This indeed makes the competition for the global student much more intense.