California Southern University Receives Accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of the DETC

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The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), the nation's premiere accrediting association for distance learning institutions, has granted accreditation to California Southern University, an online university, at its January 16th meeting.

On behalf of the University, I would like to thank the students, faculty and staff for all their hard work, patience and trust they have placed in us throughout this process of DETC accreditation. This marks an historic day for us, and signals the beginning of a new era of leadership and cutting edge innovation in distance learning for our University and our students.

The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), the nation's premiere accrediting association for distance learning institutions, has granted accreditation to California Southern University, an online university, at its January 16th meeting.

This award of recognized national accreditation was made after an exhaustive review of California Southern University by the DETC, in which all aspects of the University were thoroughly evaluated by peer-group evaluators and independent curriculum experts.

The DETC Accrediting Commission has been listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency since 1959. DETC is also a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Accreditation is the nation’s principal means for students to be able to identify reliable and reputable educational institutions. Accreditation is a badge of quality, and it assists institutions in attaining excellence by using a set of standards developed by peers. Accredited status means that an educational institution lives up to its promises to students and the public. It means that the degree or credential a student earns at an accredited school or college has real value.

California Southern University offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Professional Doctorates through it’s 100% online degree programs in the areas of Business, Psychology and Law.

Dr. Caroll Ryan, President of California Southern University, announced “On behalf of the University, I would like to thank the students, faculty and staff for all their hard work, patience and trust they have placed in us throughout this process of DETC accreditation. This marks an historic day for us, and signals the beginning of a new era of leadership and cutting edge innovation in distance learning for our University and our students.”

University Mission:
The mission of California Southern University is to provide high quality, undergraduate and graduate degree programs to adult students throughout the world through a fully online education system. CalSouthern is dedicated to providing a rich and dynamic educational experience to those who choose the freedom and flexibility of distance learning to satisfy their educational and professional goals. CalSouthern is committed to cultivating an environment of academic integrity while stimulating intellectual curiosity through a respectful exchange of ideas with faculty mentors and fellow students.

Brief History:
California Southern University was established in the state of California in 1978 for the purpose of meeting the educational needs of working adults who could not attend traditional educational institutions due to professional, personal, or financial constraints.
CalSouthern responded to this need by providing access to a high quality education through distance and online learning offered at the Associate, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degree levels in such areas of study as business, psychology and law. With students and alumni in over 80 countries all over the world, CalSouthern supports a growing community of learners and professionals through a proprietary online learning system.

http://www.calsouthern.edu/news/press-releases/calsouthern-receives-accreditation-from-the-accredititing-commission-of-the-detc.htm

For additional information or questions please contact the CalSouthern Media Department by calling (800) 477-2254 Ext. 4205.

For more information on the DETC, please visit http://www.detc.org.

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