5 Steps to Check if an Online Program Is Accredited

U.S. News | June 12, 2017 - When it comes to pursuing an online degree, it's important to select a legitimate program offering marketable credentials.

A key indicator of legitimacy, experts say, is accreditation, a process conducted by an outside authority to ensure that a school and specific degree program – whether on campus, online or blended – meet certain standards of quality. Though it's voluntary, accreditation has several benefits and typically validates a program to other colleges and universities as well as employers.