So, you've decided to begin or return to school. You've chosen a course of study but how do you figure out which school is the right fit when you have so many choices? It's extremely important to do a bit of research to learn if your institution of choice is accredited and what kind of accreditations it holds; national, regional or both. Accreditation is an acknowledgement of quality; it is also how a school is judged against their peers.
A degree earned from an accredited school helps to increase your earning potential and lowers the chances of unemployment. Your degree assures an employer that you have received a quality education and the knowledge and skills you've obtained will add value as a member of their team. Furthermore, earning your degree at an accredited institution places you in a better position to transfer your credits if you decide to continue on to a graduate or doctoral program down the road.
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