Ok this is a regionally accredited degree producing school and the state decides it's not going to take it? Employer Doesn't Recognize School Degree - :: Cincinnati news story :: LOCAL 12 WKRC-TV in Cincinnati A woman spends tens of thousands of dollars for a college degree, only to be told her employer doesn't recognize the school. That caused heartbreak and frustration. Kaplan University has campuses around the country. It also offers courses online. Dara Teaney of Batavia decided to pursue a bachelor's degree online, and began taking classes using her portable computer in February, 2009. "I just felt online education it left me with a more adaptable schedule. In the summers this could go with me. Everything could be transported. I didn't have to be somewhere like on campus at a certain time." Kaplan University's website says it is an accredited school whose programs are recognized and approved by many. Teaney already has an Associate degree from the University of Cincinnati. "I made the decision to go back to school to get a bachelor's degree because I felt it would help career mobility for me." Teaney says she borrowed nearly $30,000, received great grades and took classes for 20 months to get a degree. "This was difficult for me. One summer I took 3 classes. I took 18 credit hours. It was like working a full time job, 40 hours a week." But, after getting her degree, she was shocked when her employer, a department in the state of Ohio, told her, "it's not an accredited institution and my degree is not recognized." It's been two months since Teaney says she was told this degree was not being recognized but although she's complained to the Kaplan University she says no one's responded. "I never thought I would spend $30,000 and then find out oh well you have a degree really not for Ohio. How would you know that." So I contacted Kaplan University and was told it is accredited by the higher learning commission, which is the same organization that accredits U.C. and Ohio State. A spokeswoman says Kaplan University has 11 ground campuses, but most of its students study online. After I contacted them, officials at Kaplan University began working with the State of Ohio to get the University's accreditation recognized. We'll keep you informed. That is the WRONG ANSWER OHIO! Sorry for the title typo I meant STATE EMPLOYER!