International Accreditation Agency for Online Universities

International Accreditation Agency for Online Universities

The International Accreditation Agency for Online Universities (IAAOU) is a self-styled "accreditation" board based in the United States. It has no status with the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). [ [ Council for Higher Education Accreditation] ] Without USDE and CHEA recognition, its "accreditations" are essentially meaningless. []

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has indicated that Rochville University and Belford University, and the agencies from which they claim accreditation, "appear to be operated by the same people". [ [ Houston - News - First-Degree Fraud ] ] .

chools claiming IAAOU accreditation

*Ashwood University
*Belford University "(not to be confused with the University of Bedford which is linked to University Degree Program)"
*Belford High School []

ee also

* Accreditation mill
* Diploma mill
* List of unaccredited institutions of higher learning
* List of unrecognized accreditation associations of higher learning


External links

* [ International Accreditation Agency for Online Universities] Official
* [ Credential Watch] Lists ACCTS as suspect agency.
* [ State of Michigan] Cites ACCTS as unapproved.
* [ State of Oregon] Cites ACCTS as unapproved.

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