I’ve had several entries in the past where I’ve commented about the University of Fairfax
Their website says they are certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to operate in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I’ve stated that the problem with that statement is that accreditation is what separates diploma mills from Universities. It’s the only way an employer really knows if the degree is legitimate. I found that the State Council of Higher Education site is updated and it still lists no accreditation for University of Fairfax.
How long does it take a new institution to get accredited?
I’ve sent Eric Cole who is on their faculty list an email to see if he really teaches there. He hasn’t yet responded.
I’m thinking of sending the school an email and asking about this.
SANS.edu is much more upfront. I’ve blogged about their Masters degree program as well. They report that it is not possible to seek accreditation until the first class has graduated.
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