Are the degree programs accredited?
We are a licensed, degree-granting institution of higher education regulated by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) of Washington, DC. Under this license, we are legally authorized to award degrees and certificates in line with reviewed curricula. In terms of accreditation, we are in the process of initially seeking recognition from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), with plans to seek recognition from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Such accreditation and its timing is not something that we can guarantee and it can take several years.
Having said that, we represent a new approach in learning, and we maintain a certain belief that accreditation models will change over time with disruptive technologies that deliver superior outcomes without the same inputs as the accrediting bodies weigh in their evaluations. In addition, we look at the landscape that includes some relatively low quality accredited schools - especially online - and see the need to find alternative ways to judge the validity of a curriculum!
We think our learning experience, convenience, speed, effectiveness, peer and alumni connections and affordability will foster a true disruption of education going forward. We hope you'll join us as pioneers in the journey.