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National accreditation is generally awarded to vocational and trade schools. Career-oriented schools are generally more affordable and require less coursework overall.

There are many nationally accrediting agencies that are approved by the U.S. Department of Education, including the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and the Distance Education Training Council.

Here is a list of online schools that have been awarded national accreditation:

School Accrediting Agency
Academy of Art University Online Accrediting Agency Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Allen School of Health Sciences Online Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education
Allied American University Accrediting Agency Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission
American College of Healthcare Sciences Accrediting Agency Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission
American Public University System Accrediting Agency Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission
American Sentinel University Accrediting Agency Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission
Andrews University Accrediting Agency Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission
Ashworth College Accrediting Agency Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission
Ashworth College (Canada) Accrediting Agency Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission
Aspen University Accrediting Agency Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission
Baptist Bible College Accrediting Agency Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Barclay College - Online Accrediting Agency Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
California Coast University Online Accrediting Agency Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission
City Vision College Accrediting Agency Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission
Columbia International University Accrediting Agency Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Columbia Southern University Accrediting Agency Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission
Cornell University Accrediting Agency New York State Board of Regents, and the Commissioner of Education
Court Reporting Institute of Dallas Online Accrediting Agency Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Florida Christian College LeadOn Accrediting Agency Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation and Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission
Full Sail University Accrediting Agency Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Grace Bible College Accrediting Agency Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Grantham University Accrediting Agency Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission
Independence University Accrediting Agency Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission
ITT Technical Institute Accrediting Agency Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
John Hancock University Accrediting Agency Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission
Kaplan University Accrediting Agency Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission
Luther Rice Seminary & University Accrediting Agency Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation and Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission
Ohio Christian University Accrediting Agency Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Penn Foster Career School Accrediting Agency Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission
Pinnacle Career Institute Online Accrediting Agency Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Remington College Online Accrediting Agency Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Sanford-Brown Online Accrediting Agency Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Santa Barbara Business College Online Accrediting Agency Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Sessions College for Professional Design Accrediting Agency Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission
Southern California Seminary Accrediting Agency Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission
Southwestern Assemblies of God University Accrediting Agency Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Stratford University Accrediting Agency Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Taft University System Accrediting Agency Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission
Tennessee Temple University Accrediting Agency Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission
Tribeca Flashpoint Accrediting Agency Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Western Governors University Accrediting Agency Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission

Here is a list of agencies that award national accreditation to online schools:

  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
  • Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)
  • Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools (AARTS)
  • Council on Occupational Education (COE)
  • Distance Education Training Council (DETC)
  • National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS)
  • Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)
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