In my survey of HR managers, they showed a distinct preference for regional accreditation over that of the DETC. When provided brief descriptions of each, this gap widened. Without desciptions, DETC accreditation was about as acceptable as that from the World Association of Universities and Colleges (WAUC) and/or the Accrediting Commission International, both very active, unrecognized, and quite fake accrediting agencies. It would appear that employers could not, or did not, distinguish between them. But when descriptions were provided, the results fell in line, with DETC's acceptability going up and WAUC's and ACI's disappearing. Moral: RA is better for employer acceptance. WAUC and ACI are as useful as DETC--unless you get caught.