How Important is Regional Accreditation?

The most important insight about accreditation: Regional accreditation is the gold standard! Regionally accredited institutions usually only accept transfer credits from other regionally accredited institutions. Regionally accredited schools are recognized as giving a comprehensive education and allow for easy transfer of credits between institutions, should a student want to change schools or enroll in a graduate degree program at another school. Nearly 3,000 colleges in the United States have regional accreditation, about 85% of the national total.

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