Hello fellow DL-ers, Preston University notes on their website: "Legal Status "Preston University, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA is a privately owned, for-profit corporation, incorporated in the State of Wyoming, USA. "Licensed by the State of Wyoming under W.S. 21-2-401 through 21-2-407, Preston University is authorized to grant associate, bachelor, master and doctoral degrees.... " (http://preston.edu/legal.html) And, under their accreditation section, the following is reported: "The Preston University degree is valid and official. The State of Wyoming authorizes Preston to issue the degrees, and the state evaluators conduct periodic inspections of the university to ensure Preston adheres to all applicable state laws. Among the primary criteria for continuance of the state license is the satisfaction of Preston's students with the quality and value of their academic programs. For more information, please see the Wyoming Department of Education website." (http://preston.edu/accreditation.html) Using Dr. Bear's terminology, this suggests a "less than wonderful school". However, Preston University Pakistan's website notes local accreditation: "Charter / NOC "The university charter conferred on Preston by the Government of NWFP, in November 2002, vide Ordinance No. LII, is yet another very significant milestone achieved by Preston in its 20 long and dedicated years of service towards the cause of higher education in the country. The providing quality education at a reasonable and affordable cost has been the corner stone of Preston’s policy, and it has embarked upon providing access to the citizens of NWFP to top quality education absolutely in keeping with this policy. Preston University, Kohat is recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC/UCG) http://hec.gov.pk/collunilist.htm under the heading "Private Sector Universities/Degree Awarding Institutes" "Preston Institute of Management, Science and Technology, (PIMSAT) Karachi has been recognized and chartered by the Sindh Govt. vide Ordinance No. S.LEGIS:1(26)/2001. Preston Institute is an integral part of Preston University Network in Pakistan. All Preston campuses in Pakistan are covered under this charter. Prior to award of charter, Preston has been granted an NOC by University Grants Commission. "Preston Institute of Management, Science and Technology, (PIMSAT) is also recognized by UGC/HEC and is listed on their website i.e. http://hec.gov.pk/collunilist.htm under the heading 'Private Sector Universities/Degree Awarding Institutes'" Would, therefore, DL-ers believe that this Pakistan accreditation confer on PrestonPak more "accreditive" legitimacy than the Wyoming registration which gives birth to Preston University? I guess it is sort of a philosophical/legalistic question. Just curious regarding opinions of the DL scholars out there. Kenneth K. A.