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Is UoPeople accredited in other countries?

UoPeople has not pursued accreditation in any other country.  In many places, being accredited in the U.S. means that it is a highly respected institution.  International applicants are encouraged to check the status of UoPeople degrees in their own country.

What is an accredited university?

In the United States an accredited university is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an institution that has been approved by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). You can check here to confirm if your institution is recognized as an accredited university by the U.S. Department of...
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What is your accredation?

University of the People is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). This body is officially recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).   In 2020 UoPeople received WASC accreditation eligibility! The WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) is a...
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Is University of the People degrees transferable?

University of the People offers the following six degrees: Associate (2 years) and Bachelor (4 years) degrees in Computer Science, Associate and Bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Associate and Bachelor degrees in Health Science. In addition Master's degrees in Business and Education. All UoPeople degrees are accredited by a...
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Will my degree be accepted at other universities?

University of the People and all of its academic degrees are accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. Students will need to check with their individual institution regarding whether degrees/credits from UoPeople are accepted. 

Will I get a diploma when I finish my UoPeople degree?

Yes, once a student successfully satisfies all requirements of a program, University of the People will issue an official UoPeople Certificate of Completion and transcripts stating that a student has successfully completed his/her program, with the final grades for each course taken.

Are all your programs internationally accredited? If not internationally, do they hold up in the entire US?

University of the People is recognized by the DEAC as an accredited online University.   In 2020 UoPeople received WASC accreditation eligibility! The WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) is a regional accrediting agency. University of the People has applied for Eligibility to become accredited by their commission. WSCUC...
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Can your Associates degree allow a student to matriculate to a US BSc, and your BSc to US MSc

The transferability of credits you earn at University of the People is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree you earn in Business Administration, Computer Science, Community and Public Health, Master of Education, and/or Master of Business Administration, is...
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Is University of the People an accredited university?

Yes. In February 2014 UoPeople received accreditation from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), a U.S. Department of Education authorized accrediting agency. This can be verified at https://www.deac.org/   The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).   Once a student successfully satisfies...
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