Hello, I am a long time lurker, and first time poster...finally decided to join the fray. For several reasons, I enrolled at CCU 5 years ago and I am 5 courses away from a BS in Health Care Administration and I expect to finish in December. I needed the self paced courses, the interest free payment plan and accredited course work. I did my due diligence and understood the limitations of national accreditation. I have an Associate Degree from a B/M Junior College in Texas where I live and have taken correspondence courses at Weber State and CSU Pueblo. CCU typifies the good, bad and the ugly of distance learning. I suppose that I'll leave the details for another day, although overall, I can say that I'm pleased with my experience. Bottom line though, is that my circumstances have changed and so I plan to pursue a Master's Degree. While my employer ( a major hospital) is perfectly fine with CCU (and it has a very strong HR Dept), I can see how my degree does have limitations that RA degrees don't, as it relates to acceptance into traditional graduate school programs. Fortunately, and perhaps due in part to the fact that the THECB formally recognizes DETC, there are several state universities that will accept by degree for 2014 admissions, including one of my top choices: the CEPH acreditted MPH program at Texas A&M School of Rural Public health. I think I lucked out a bit. In researching online RA MHA and MPH programs, I located only 30 or so that accept DETC undergrad degrees, which is not bad, but also, quite limited overall. However, most state programs in Texas do require an RA degree. Anyways, I thought I would share a few details about my experience so far.