I recently looked into an online school that I will not mention. But after a little research, I decided to look elsewhere after I realized they were “accredited” by a fictitious agency — it didn’t even exist! WHY would they do such a thing? To give their scam educational institution credibility.
Online education has grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade, and they have cleaned themselves up a great deal, but it is still easy to fall for a scam institution if you don’t do your homework.
If you don’t know how to check an education institution’s credentials, here’s where to go:
http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ They are required to maintain a database of ALL post secondary institutions and a list of accrediting agencies recognized by the federal government.