The Distance Education Accrediting Commission
California Southern University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
The Distance Education Accrediting Commission was founded in 1926. It has been nationally recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reputable and reliable accrediting body since 1959. It has also been recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or CHEA's predecessor organizations since 1975. DEAC's recognized scope of accrediting authority extends from the Associates up through the first professional and professional Doctoral degree levels.
No other nationally recognized accrediting association can match the long experience of the DEAC in the area of evaluating distance or online learning.
The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
(Formerly the Distance Education and Training Council‒DETC)
1601 18th Street NW, Suite 2, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-234-5100 / Fax: 202-332-1386
www.deac.org / firstname.lastname@example.org
Earn an accredited online degree
As an accredited online university, California Southern University offers accredited online degrees in Psychology, Business and Law. All the accredited online degree programs offered by CalSouthern have gone through a careful evaluation process by an outside examining committee and by competent subject matter specialists to ensure the highest academic standards.
What accreditation means to you as a CalSouthern student
Accreditation is a process that gives public recognition to institutions that meet certain standards. It is a promise that an institution will provide the quality of education it claims to offer. Accreditation assures the student that the institution operates on a sound financial basis, has an approved program of study, qualified instructors, adequate facilities and equipment, and approved recruitment and admissions policies.
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