I need any information pls, it would really help.

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by Ben James, Feb 13, 2020.


Can someone help me out

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  1. Ben James

    Ben James New Member

    Hey guys, I am from Africa originally, and I want to know if it’s possible for me to start/open up an online university that would work in such a way that.

    student from Africa can enroll Easley online and be able to get degrees accredited by the United States school code**

    The idea is to make the tuition affordable so this African students can get a similar if not almost the standard of that of the United States ?

    Any idea
  2. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    Welcome to DegreeInfo, Ben. We're so delighted to have you here, as we are always looking for young Africans who want to start an online university and bring American standards to African students.

    Having said that, and addressing whether your goal is possible, I once had a wise professor who said, "All things are possible, except squeezing toothpaste back into a tube." (I always felt that even that would be possible if you uncrimp the tube at the bottom.)

    Nonetheless, let's examine a few of the facts. First, you are only 24 years old, and I am assuming that you do not even have a university degree itself. Therefore, you would not be in a position to grant degrees to others. If it happens that you do have a degree, it is definitely not from a legitimate university, since your English and writing skills are an abomination. You are clearly looking to create something that is fast, cheap, and easy, and here at DI we have found that such a combination simply does not exist. You are [gratuitous insult edited by Moderator]. But at least you seem to have a good fantasy life.

    I'll leave the opportunity to others to comment on the notion of being "accredited by United States Code." :rolleyes:
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  3. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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  4. heirophant

    heirophant Well-Known Member

    That would largely be a function of the school's admissions process.

    I don't know what "United States school code" means. Accreditation in the United States is the province of an assortment of private organizations that are in turn recognized by the US Dept of Education, CHEA, state licensing bodies, professional organizations and employers. In the case of institutional accreditation, it isn't degrees that are accredited, but rather the institutions that award them. Programmatic accreditors exist too. (It's usually best to have both kinds for as many programs as possible.)

    (I'm aware that in some countries, in Latin America and in some of Europe, it is individual degree programs that are accredited/recognized. I'm talking about practice here in the United States.)

    In order to become accredited, a higher education institution needs to have financial funding, suitable staff and organization, whatever facilities are necessary, qualified teachers, and stick to the recognized degree formats in terms of course syllabi, number of instructional hours required and so on.

    That would seem to be a function of how many financial resources your school has. Can the school function without lots of tuition revenue?

    You could perhaps make it work if qualified faculty and administrative people are willing to donate their services or something like that. Don't hold your breath waiting. (Isn't going to happen.) They will agree with you that free or low-cost schools are greatly desirable, but they will still demand their own pay and benefits. (Sacrifice is for other people.)

    That's how it is in America and I'd assume in Africa too.
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  5. Ben James

    Ben James New Member

    Very helpful thanks

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