Accreditation and Disclaimer


Ratchford University is fully accredited by and bears the seal of The Association for Online Academic Accreditation, AOAA.

The Association for Online Academic Accreditation is a global accreditation organization and is not associated with or recognized by any regional accreditation organization or agency of the United States of America, or the U.S. Department of Education. The Association for Online Academic Accreditation grants accreditation to institutions worldwide that are not able to receive accreditation through agencies of the United States due to territorial boundaries.

The Association for Online Academic Accreditation follows guidelines similar to agencies that are territorially bound such as those in the US in evaluation of candidates for accreditation. Accreditation is granted in single year increments and institutions must be re-evaluated each year. For more details on the Association for Online Academic Accreditation please visit their web site at


Please understand that Ratchford University awards university level degrees based on life experience and former education both formal and informal.

Our programs are neither designed to, nor meet, any specific local, state, territorial, regional, or national licensing or credentialing laws. Further, our programs are not designed to meet a particular requirement established by any private association.

Ratchford University makes no representations, promises, nor guarantees of employment or acceptability of transfer credits to any public or private educational institution. If you are seeking a Ratchford University degree for a specific licensing, employment or additional educational purpose, we advise you to inquire with the association, governmental agency, employer, or specific educational institution to determine its acceptability.

The information, declarations, and content of this web site are the only authorized representations of Ratchford University. These representations cannot be altered nor modified by writings, verbal assertions, or otherwise, from anyone, including authorized organizations, individual representatives, agents, administration, faculty, students, or graduates of Ratchford University.

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