With so many cost-effective RA options now available, will DEAC be able to survive long term? I would think that there is a niche market for small, online only universities. I do wonder though, if over, time that market segment will become smaller, to the point where these schools cannot remain profitable and viable, for the reason mentioned above. I'm very proud of my California Coast BHA. It's opened many doors in the workplace and helped me gain entry to an excellent B&M RA Graduate School. Its allowed me to join professional organizations such as the American College of Healthcare Executives. which lends additional credibility to the credential. However, will DEAC be around in 15-20 years when every state school is offering some type of online degree (if the current trend continues). From what I can see, DEAC has made some strides in quality and rigor with the new leadership. It seems that Dr. Matthews' vision of DEAC is that it raises its standards on par with the regionals. But would the regionals ever accept a national accreditor as their equal as a matter of policy? I think that over time, DEAC could become obsolete. With so many DL experts here, I would love to hear your take on this important subject.