I guess I'm no one. I have in the past been in a situation where I was interested in one of more unaccredited programs and had to think about ways to narrow down the list. I highly doubt I'm the only person who has ever been in that situation given how many programs have been out there and the number of potential students. You mention programs that can be found at any accredited school, but that doesn't cover programs that can't be found at an accredited school, or the accredited options that are in small numbers and are very expensive and inaccessible to many people. Take the example Max mentioned: Say a person wanted to get a Doctorate in Natural Medicine. You're not going to get an accredited Doctorate in Natural Medicine for the prices an unaccredited school charges. The accredited schools charge up to and over $100K. Unaccredited options can be just a few thousand dollars. I'm sure people in that realm make the choice to go unaccredited often for that reason alone and there are quite a few options out there. What they do with it after that is another story, but given the choice between 100K and 3-5K, the 3-5K unaccredited option is an easy one especially if they understand that they won't be able to see patients (at least not without some legal gymnastics).