Question for Kalos - Where exactly in the Regional Accreditation standards does it state that one must have a degree from a regionally accredited university to teach at a regionally accredited university? I have reviewed the RA's standards and I can't find that implied or stated. IMHO, there is nothing wrong with a State Approved school as long as they meet state educational codes. The USDOE states that, "The United States has no Federal Ministry of Education or other centralized authority exercising single national control over postsecondary educational institutions in this country. The States assume varying degrees of control over education, but, in general, institutions of higher education are permitted to operate with considerable independence and autonomy..."States assume varying degrees of control over education, Thus, any school approved by an individual State is a legitimate school and offers legitimate degrees. If you need clarification, write the USDOE about this and you will get the same info. Because a school is not accredited does not equate it to being a mill or substandard. Unlike Canada and other countries, the US is chicken >>>> when it comes to national standards. IMHO, our accreditation systems is out dated and needs overhauling. I respect those of you who have a different opinion. That is mine. Accreditation is used by the federal government for use of federal aid to ensure that schools have an accounting process so that the monies go for education and not into someone's pocket such as the owners of diploma mills. And, no, I am not a mill apologist or supporter.