The Distance Education and Training Council
California Southern University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council. The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) 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. DETC'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 DETC in the area of evaluating distance or online learning.
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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