We are pleased to announce that Breyer
State University has been granted institutional accreditation
by the Central States Consortium of Colleges and Schools. This
accreditation means that after a comprehensive review of all standards,
by an outside team of surveyors, Breyer State University was found
to be in full compliance. Institutional approval means that all
curriculums, programs, and courses are accredited. Breyer State
University received a 5-year accreditation, until 2007.
Accreditation Governing Commission-USA
We are pleased to be a fully accredited member of the
Accreditation Governing Commission-USA. For full information on
its mission and standards, click
IS AN APPROVED DEGREE TODAY AFFILIATE
Students receive a degree that allows for
official documents of authentication, attestation and
For full details, click here.
The Central States Consortium of Colleges & Schools
(CSCCS) was created to develop, publish, and provide for
high quality standards for the accreditation of bona fide institutions
providing a non-traditional approach to secondary education. The
CSCCS is dedicated to the process of institutional
accreditation and works with candidate organizations to fulfill
the requirements of the standards for accreditation. Standards have
been developed, based on extensive research and current trends related
to non-traditional educational institutions. An advisory board of
professionals oversees the process of development and accreditation
review of candidate institutions. Accreditation surveyors are independent
contractors who. A pool of qualified surveyors is maintained and
a team of surveyors conducts each institutional review.
The CSCCS is not an accrediting agency approved by the
U.S. Department of Education. Such approval is a voluntary process,
and in fact, the U.S. Department of Education states that accreditation
itself is a voluntary process. There is no mandate by law
for a School, College or University to be accredited.Many very good
schools are not accredited. Also, each accreditor has their own
unique standards and thus there is no national consistency in institutional
accreditation. Again, accreditation is strictly a voluntary option
in the United States and many high quality, legitimate and legal
College and Universities and other institutions of secondary education
operate today without accreditation. You can access the website
of the U.S. Department of Education by clicking
- To provide a bona fide accreditation of quality higher education
institutions that are committed to offering innovative and non-traditional
curriculums and programs.
- To develop standards that guide petitioning institutions in
meeting quality standards that are applicable to innovative, non-traditional
curriculums and programs.
- To establish the standards for evaluation that insure quality
education and consumer protection of accredited affiliates.
- To convene a board of professionals who have education/experience
in academia, as well as in specific specialties that are multi
dimensional and provide for consistency and appropriateness in
the accreditation process.
- To offer education and consultation for petitioning institutions
who are seeking a bona fide accreditation.
- To uphold the developed and agreed upon standards for accreditation.
- To disseminate information to prospective students considering
an accredited institution of the Association.
- To provide for a safe degree of consumer protection for students
enrolled in an accredited institution of the Association.
- To provide a means to re-evaluate standards, and revise standards
on an ongoing basis to insure the overall mission of the Association.The
CSCCS has developed high level, quality standards that provide
for a comprehensive review of a school or institutions structure,
processes, and outcomes, related to the overall quality of curriculums
as well as the administration of the institutions. Accreditation
standards are developed for all of the following major categories:
- The Institution- Structure and Process
- Learning Outcomes Assessment
- Undergraduate Programs
- Graduate Programs
- Record Keeping
- Credits- Transfers and Acceptance
- Tuition Refunds
- Financial Viability
- Dispute Resolution
- New Programs and Curriculums
Each of these categories provides for a comprehensive set of standards
by which institutions may be evaluated against. All of the defined
standards must be met in order for an institution to be considered
for accreditation by the CSCCS. Accreditation is for a five year
period, after which, institutions may elect to have a re-accreditation
Response: Each employer has its prerogative
as to what types of educational credentials it will or will
not accept for each particular job or position. Employers
basically have a right to define qualifications for jobs.
There is no simple, straight-forward answer to this question.
If there is a concern as to whether a current employer will
accept or not accept such degrees, the student or prospective
student should approach the employer about this issue or concern.
It has been well documented by hundreds of non-accredited
institutions, that many employers are concerned with learning
that has occurred, rather than whether the particular school
was accredited by an accreditor approved by the U.S. Department
of Education. It is well known that many professionals have
attained high level positions within organizations, including
faculty positions in Colleges and Universities while having
achieved a degree or degrees from non-accredited schools and
Response: The CSCCS only confers accreditation
upon schools and colleges which are legal entities in the
continental United States. Accreditation is not considered
for any institution that might be operating outside of legal
standards or operating as a diploma mill.
Response: No. Accreditation does not guarantee
learning. Learning is an individual experience and the outcomes
of the process are varied and individual. CSCCS accreditation
does not guarantee a particular level of learning. Rather,
CSCCS provides accreditation to those institutions that have
proven they meet high level standards for offering a well
structured, bona fide, and quality program of education.
Response: This question can only be answered
individually by the States themselves. Some States do accept
a degree that is not recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education as meeting the requirements for licensure or admittance
to licensing examinations; and other States do not. It is
up to each individual student or prospective student to contact
their own state's licensing board and ascertain that information.
the U.S. Department of Education does NOT require accreditation
of schools & colleges. The government has always made
it clear that "accreditation" is a voluntary process,
and is NOT mandated within the United States. Many well established,
high quality schools and colleges are NOT accredited. The
CSCCS believes that it provides a solid, quality-based composite
of comprehensive standards by which schools or colleges can
be evaluated against. While the accreditation is NOT approved
by the U.S. Department of Education, the CSCCS believes that
its standards are clear, concise, provide for consumer protection,
and provide for the offering of bona fide curriculums, processes
and structure for students of our accredited members to receive
a good, quality education. By virtue of meeting our rigid
standards, we believe our member schools and colleges offer
degrees that are of high quality, and that the educational
environment provides for quality learning to take place.Each
individual has their own unique opinions when it comes to
perceptions of the value of a particular education experience
or program of instruction. This is true, regardless of the
accreditation status of a school or college. Individuals are
entitled to their own opinions. Although an individual opinion
does NOT provide a consensus of the whole.
One way to ascertain potential "value" and recognition
is to seek from schools & colleges information regarding
their assessments of students satisfaction with the learning
process and the outcomes of learning, the acceptance of graduates
with non-accredited degrees, and the types of positions that
graduates have achieved following their educational programs.
Also, acceptance of a program is often conferred by the fact
of employer tuition assistance for employees. A guarantee
of success in one's chosen field of knowledge and study, is
not a given, because of graduation from a certain program.
One's success is rooted in much more than just the program
of education they completed. Degree of success is not easily
predicted, regardless of which program a person attended.
Response: Yes. The CSCCS makes standards
available for those interested in purchasing them. Information
can be obtained at their website.