James Monroe University is an Accredited member of

The Central States Consortium of Colleges and Schools

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, James Monroe University was found to be in full compliance. Institutional approval means that all curriculums, programs, and courses are accredited. James Monroe University received a 5-year accreditation, until 2007.

James Monroe UNIVERSITY IS ALSO AN ACCREDITED MEMBER OF

Accreditation Governing Commission-USA

We are pleased to be a fully accredited member of the
Accreditation Governing Commission-USA. For full information on the AGC,
its mission and standards, click here.

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BREYER STATE UNIVERSITY
IS AN APPROVED DEGREE TODAY AFFILIATE

Students receive a degree that allows for
official documents of authentication, attestation and apostille
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Information about The Central States Consortium of Colleges and Schools

CENTRAL STATES CONSORTIUM OF COLLEGES & SCHOOLS

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 here.

OBJECTIVES

  • 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
    • Administration
    • Faculty
    • Curriculums
    • Learning Outcomes Assessment
    • Undergraduate Programs
    • Graduate Programs
    • Record Keeping
    • Credits- Transfers and Acceptance
    • Policies
    • Tuition Refunds
    • Financial Viability
    • Ownership
    • 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 review completed.

FAQ's:

1. Will "employers" accept degrees which are accredited by an accreditor not recognized the U.S. Department of Education.?

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 colleges.

2. If a school or college that I attend is accredited by the CSCCS, is my degree considered "legal"?

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.

3. Does an "accredited" degree guarantee that I will have a great learning experience in my program?

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.

4. My state requires that I pass an exam and obtain a state license to practice my desired profession. Will a degree that is accredited by an accreditor that does not have approval by the U.S. Department of Education, be acceptable as meeting the requirements for licensing or taking a licensing examination?

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.

5. If I graduate with a degree that is not accredited by an accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, is my degree of "less" value or is it considered "substandard?"

Response: First, 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.

6. As a consumer investigating programs of education, can I obtain a copy of the standards that are used by the CSCCS to accredit institutions of secondary education?

Response: Yes. The CSCCS makes standards available for those interested in purchasing them. Information can be obtained at their website.

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James Monroe University offers online degrees, courses and programs, all by distance education. Degrees online are offered .Degrees by experiential learning are popular for accomplished professionals .Offering online certificate programs Certificates available for experiential learning and we post our degree requirements. We have curriculum requirements for self design degrees. We offer life experience degrees in many areas, We have a Fast Track method .We have a tuition refund policy, Many majors are offered. Tuition plans are available. We disclose full information on accreditation. Students can pay online. Application made online .Requirements for degrees are online. Internet requests are functional. We have degrees in business management, and business administration and financial, also clinical hypnosis and hypnotherapy doctorate, masters degree in case management, PhD in nursing science. . Our online degrees in business administration and management include: accounting degrees, financial management, and business management, as well as business administration with a specialty major focus. We now have a bachelor’s degree program in grief counseling and bereavement education leading to certification as a grief counselor. We offer new innovative online degree curriculums such as our self design degree programs. We offer a FAQS page with full information for all degrees and for life credit degrees. We have a stellar faculty from all over the country. We also offer transfer credits for our college online degree programs, as well as application for life experience credits for our university online degrees. Our distance education programs are comprehensive. Doctorate business administration and doctorate in health care administration. An organizational psychology degree is new and one as a certificate. Offering associate degrees too. We have highly qualified faculty and credits for testing. We have a master’s degree in grief counseling. Certificate programs include medical secretary, health care administration, substance abuse and corrections, criminal justice. We have continuing education programs, in these areas abuse, substance abuse, crisis, dual personality, grief, family counseling, relapse prevention, supervision, and medical terminology. We offer continuing education courses for behavioral health care, hypnosis and hypnotherapy, metaphysics and spirituality, and medical terminology. We have a masters degree in case management, a combined masters and DBA, Doctor of Business Administration Degree Program New certificate programs in learning disabilities, human resource management, gerontology, business leadership, marketing management, medical secretary, health care administration, human resource management, we offer college diplomas, we have more ceu courses for hypnosis, and hypnotherapy, and spiritual hypnotherapy, we are certified by central states consortium of colleges and schools and the accreditation governing commission, usa. We have a regression therapy course, and medical assistant. We have full continuing education course information posted. We offer a menu for easy navigation of our site. We also have an executive mba degree and an MBA online degree, masters in grief counseling, a PhD in health adm, associate degree in management, hotel restaurant management . We offer a bachelors degree in health care administration. Other programs include a masters degree program in nursing science, We now offer a certificate program in hotel management, and an online college certificate program in food service management. We have a course catalogue too. Enroll today in the University and obtain your college degree, certificate by experiential learning, virtual classes and courses or obtain continuing education programs and courses in behavioral health, nursing, administration, corrections, learning disabilities, human resource management, grief counseling, case management, nursing case management, marketing , wellness counseling, death , dying , Thanatology, health care, independent study courses, adult continuing education, stress management, restaurant management, law, ethics, social work, computer science, computer technology, theology, metaphysics, mental health, school social work, health education, and engineering. You can obtain a bachelor, masters, mba, doctor of business administration nursing, by credit by exams and life learning through our degree programs and courses and by virtual internet classrooms offering college degrees. We now offer metaphysics and spiritual counseling degrees, leading to a Doctor of Divinity degree and certification as a spiritual counselor. and a degree in e-business and commerce, We have new programs in criminal justice and a masters degree in human resource management. We have also added a new grief counseling bachelor’s degree program. Enroll in our computer science and information technology degree program today. Enroll in our virtual university today for your accredited degrees online, from our online education and online courses, and college certificates, universities, and distance education online, colleges, get your masters degrees, bachelors degrees at our online education college and universities.
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