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). [ [http://www.chea.org Council for Higher Education Accreditation] ] Without USDE and CHEA recognition, its "accreditations" are essentially meaningless. [http://www.chea.org/pdf/fact_sheet_6_diploma_mills.pdf]

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". [ [http://www.houstonpress.com/Issues/2006-07-20/news/news.html 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 [http://www.belfordhighschool.com/school/accredit.html]

ee also

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

References

External links

* [http://www.iaaou.org/ International Accreditation Agency for Online Universities] Official
* [http://www.credentialwatch.org/non/agencies.shtml Credential Watch] Lists ACCTS as suspect agency.
* [http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Non-accreditedSchools_78090_7.pdf State of Michigan] Cites ACCTS as unapproved.
* [http://www.osac.state.or.us/oda/accreditation.html State of Oregon] Cites ACCTS as unapproved.


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