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U.S. Department of Education: Overview of Accreditation and List of Nationally Recognized Accrediting Agencies

Educational Options

"College is Possible" is a resource guide for parents, students, and education professionals.

The Department of Education's Federal Student Aid Web page provides a wide range of information for students thinking about education beyond high school, including preparing, choosing, applying, funding, attending, and repaying. provides students with helpful information about finding a college, planning for college, getting into college, and paying for college. provides resources for education, online learning, schools, and financial aid. It also includes information on employment, job search tips, and volunteer opportunities.

Finding a School

The Department of Education has a searchable database of postsecondary educational institutions and programs accredited by accrediting agencies and state approval agencies recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

Distance Education

The Distance Education and Training Council: Is Distance Education For You?

Middle States Commission on Higher Education: Distance Education Programs: Interregional Guidelines for the Evaluation of Distance Education (Online Learning) Books and guides on distance learning. Information about accreditation, online learning guides, and diploma mills, including a diploma mill and accreditation FAQ.

Online Education: Directory of schools for students seeking accredited online degree programs.

Peterson's: The Lifelong Learning Channel: Provides an online database of distance learning programs and courses of study.

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Last Modified: 06/18/2013