St. Regis is
by the National Legislature, the Board of
Directors having been appointed under the terms of its
and ACCREDITED by the
Higher Education Commission
of the Education Ministry of Liberia,
which grants recognition to post-secondary education
Liberia including University of Liberia
and Cuttington University College.
The Republic of Liberia is one of the
earliest United Nations Educational Organization
UNESCO Higher Education Partners,
and a historical
American Colony. St.
Regis University is listed at
and is scheduled for print in their upcoming handbook edition 2005.
University is accredited as a degree-awarding post-secondary institution of
higher education in the form of a university by the National Commission on
Higher Education, the
Higher Education accrediting authority
of the Ministry of Education in the Government of Liberia.
Federal accreditation by a National
Government represents the highest form of globally accepted, legal and valid
accreditation of a college or university, and the validity of awarded
Degree evaluators in the United States and
abroad have concluded that if a foreign college or university is recognized
and accredited by a nation's Ministry of Education, it is viewed to be equal
of a regionally or nationally accredited USA degree, and of a nationally
recognized degree in other countries.
St. Regis University is dedicated to meet and
often exceeds all current academic, professional and legal standards of
higher education credentialing in the Distance Education arena.
'The Perspective' (Atlanta, Georgia): ''Liberian Government's Minister
of Education becomes MINISTER OF THE YEAR 2002-2003''.
For telephone or postal
verification accreditation, you may contact:
The Embassy of Liberia
5201 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20011
Government Ministry of Education
Executive Director, National Commission on Higher Education
Dr. Lawrence S. Bestman
Broad Street 4th Floor, Room 413
Republic of Liberia
Liberian Ministry of Education
226406; (+231) 226216;
(+231) 225888; (+231) 3300528
Fax: (+231) 226144
Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Liberia to UNESCO - Tel: (+33) 01
47635855; Fax: (+33) 01 47632385
UNESCO Division of Higher Education - Tel: (+33.1) 45681106
St Regis University
programs are flexible, but thorough, taking into consideration the outcome of
the assessment of many years of experience, research, coursework, papers, and/or
testing-out as a means of measuring competency thus allowing the student many
options beyond formal education.
Regis University places heavy emphasis on what students actually know and what
they can produce by reviewing assignments, examinations, and measuring all
forms of learning.
St. Regis places less emphasis on “systems” and more emphasis on “'outcomes”.
St. Regis University has submitted documentation of degree programs,
descriptions of course/course equivalency completion, curriculum, catalog,
assessment manual, policies and all required criteria meeting the very high
standards required to gain recognition by the Education Ministry of Liberia.
In addition to this
accreditation, the university is in the application process for listing in The
International Handbook of Universities (a UNESCO publication).
This listing in the
Handbook is widely accepted as equivalent to "accreditation" by registrars
worldwide. It is however, not the only standard of “recognition” used.
UNESCO LIBERIA PARTNERSHIP: 50 YEARS
St. Regis University
is listed online with UNESCO,
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, established on 16th of November 1945.
It has its headquarters in Paris, France and 73 field offices and units in
different parts of the world.
It is important to understand
that the US government does not accredit non-US schools and that other governments
do not accredit US schools. Each country's minister of education or department
of education provides for the recognition or accreditation of its own country's
In general, in the US,
any evaluation agency that is a member of one of more of the following organizations
are generally accepted by employers and other colleges and universities: AACRAO
(The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers),
NAFSA (The Association of International Educators), AICE (The Association
of International Credential Evaluators, Inc), NACES (National Association
of Credential Evaluation Services).
St. Regis University is a foreign distance
learning university. One of the recommendations of the National Council on
the Evaluation of Foreign Education Credentials is that the Foreign Government
must accredit the university or institution. This institution is fully
accredited by the Government of Liberia.
In other countries you would use the recognized
evaluation agencies that evaluate for your home country. For many countries
the same evaluation agencies that evaluate for the US would evaluate for
Canada, Europe etc. Ask the agency that you use if they evaluate for Canadian,
Asian, European etc., equivalencies.
The equivalency of St. Regis University degrees to US RA and Canadian degrees
has been established by several recognized agencies. It is important that you
check with your employer and with the colleges or universities that you plan
to attend to learn of their requirements.
There are several
agencies that will contact a potential employer on your behalf and inquire
as to acceptance of any degree. We recommend