Concordia College and University (Delaware)
Not related to any Concordia college and /or university in Dominica, Spain, Liberia and other nations. See Wiki Answers for unrelated entities that have similar names.
Concordia College & University in Delaware ( Concordia-College.net ) is a United States nationally accredited higher education institution that awards associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in almost any subject, based primarily on adult students' prior studies at other accredited colleges and universities combined with the institution's academic assessment of their documented work experience credits. Concordia College & University was founded in Wilmington, Delaware in 1999 and operates one of the longest continued correspondence degree programs in the United States of America.
It is important to note that Concordia College & University in the U.S. state of Delaware is not affiliated with any entity using similar names in foreign countries such as Dominica, Spain or Liberia.
Concordia College & University (Delaware) is accredited by the United States National Academic Higher Education Agency NAHED (see Accreditation), a U.S. state licensed national accreditation council operating since 1974 and established to promote and develop the U.S. Department of Labor's Non-Traditional Education Guidelines (see www.pueblo.gsa.Gov). The university is also a U.S. partner institution of the European governmental Commission's Community Research & Development Service (see ).
National accreditation is mostly granted to correspondence schools and to distance education establishments offering a less formal education system. It is the second most commonly accepted form of accreditation in the United States, after regional accreditation which is granted exclusively to traditional brick-and-mortar institutions.
One of the reasons for this difference is the accreditor's approach to what a quality education should represent to the general public. Institutions applying for regional accreditation are commonly judged by their physical infrastructure, while those applying for national accreditation focus on the real-life employability of their degree programs.
Concordia College and University is rated a top-10 online higher education institution by the authoritative Online Education Factbook (see ) and the North American Education Institute.
CHEA and the Department of Education
Unlike many other countries, the U.S. Federal Government and the U.S. Department of Education do not have the legal power to recognize institutions or programs, to inspect for quality assurance, or to determine educational standards (see Department of Education).
One privately owned lobbying organization consisting mainly of professors and tutors at regionally accredited brick-and-mortar schools is the Council for Higher Education Accreditation CHEA (see www.chea.org). While initially created as a trade organization for department researchers and scientists, CHEA members have in recent years lobbied to have state and federal laws created against the evolution and globalization of distance education which directly affect their own members' employability.
Accredited distance education institutions such as Concordia College & University, Walden University and the University of Phoenix have largely been targeted by CHEA because of their lack of physical infrastructure while offering a quality education by mail and modem, similar to that of CHEA members at traditional schools.
Blogs, press releases and wiki's have been created by CHEA lobbyists to discredit academic efforts made by nationally accredited but non-CHEA recognized higher education establishments
(see public fraud report about CHEA board member George D. Gollin www.ripoffreport.com/Colleges-and-Universities/George-Gollin-Self-P/george-gollin-self-proclaimed-n7bb2.htm).
Official Concordia College & University Delaware website www.concordia-college.net
Concordia College and University Delaware, faculty and staff concordia-college.academia.edu
Concordia College and University's U.S. recognized accreditation at UNESCO www.unesco.org
Concordia College and University Delaware, good standing with the Better Business network http://betterbusinesswatch.com/sealInfo?seal=85
Gov review website discussing Concordia College & University Delaware onlineedu.Gov.ht
- Unrelated defunct fake Concordia look-a-like website* operated from the Virgin Islands, claimed unverified recognition from Indonesia, Dominica and Liberia : www.cu-edu.us
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