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Laurie Said:Good Online Universities?
We Answered:Western Governor's University. It's non-profit, and regionally accredited. It's also dirt cheap!
Judith Said:Is Keiser University any good?
We Answered:From what I have heard from friends it is not the greatest, and there many other good options in the area all of which are probably cheaper. Good luck in your academic search!
Lori Said:is kaplan university cheaper than keiser university?
We Answered:I don't know which one is cheaper but Kaplan has the better name recognition and a good reputation for its courses. Regardless of the price I would say you ought to go with Kaplan.
Gene Said:Is there an online school that will accept an associates degree in Hospitality?
We Answered:Since Keiser does have regional accreditation, its credits should, at least in the theory, be accepted by most other colleges and universities. However, I've never heard of an on-line hospitality program that transfers anywhere very well. Hospitality programs are usually taught in-person because there is so much learning that *must* be done hands-on in order for it to be done well. Most on-line degrees in that field aren't viewed very well by employers, so it might not make a lot of sense to invest money in another on-line degree when he could do one in-person.
The only reputable colleges with which I am familiar that offers an on-line hospitality degree are the New England Culinary Institute -- which itself even says that hands-on learning in the field is best -- and Johnson & Wales University. Just because they offer on-line degrees, however, does not automatically mean they are going to accept credits from Keiser. If they view the Keiser courses to be too easy, for example, or if they find that he didn't do enough in-person work through internships and other avenues, they're not going to honors those credits.
Finally, it is normal for virtually all students, whether they got a degree on-line or from a prestigious private college, to lose some credits in the transfer process. It's unreasonable to think that he won't need to repeat some work, since virtually no transfer student has that luxury. I wish him luck, however.
Peggy Said:Keiser University Nursing Program?
We Answered:First of all, never EVER believe a school's claim that it's accredited.
Even accredited schools occasionally lie... or, more accurately, sometimes embellish or intentionally slightly mislead. It's shameful, actually.
And, of course, ALL diploma and/or degree mills lie... sometimes even make-up their own fake accreditors.
If the accreditor is not approved (to accredit) by the US Department of Education (USDE) and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), then it is NOT an accreditor. In my opinion, there should be a law which prohibits any and all agencies which are not USDE- and/or CHEA-approved from calling themselves accreditors, just like there's a law which prohibits someone from calling themselves a lawyer or attorney unless they're appropriately licensed.
To determine if any school is truly accredited, you MUST look it up in either the USDE or the CHEA databases...
If the school's not in one or both of those databases, then trust me, despite what it may say, it is NOT accredited.
Even if the state has some kind of qualifications program for schools which allegedly "accredits" them, that's not really accreditation in an academic sense; and, in my opinion, it's an abuse of the term. Something like that would be more like "approval," but it's definitely NOT academic "accreditation" (and shame on any state which so confuses things!).
The only "Keiser University" I find in the USDE and/or CHEA databases is this one:
1500 NW 49th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: (954) 776-4476
If that's the one you're talking about, then it is positively accredited... and by one of the toughest accreditors in the nation: SACS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Belle S. Wheelan, President
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033
Email: [email protected]
If SACS has accredited a school, then you may rest assured that it's a perfectly credible and fine school. Moreover, SACS has a history of being slow to warm-up to any forms of distance learning, so you may be further assured that if SACS accredits a school, its distance learning is up to snuff.
However, I think the other answerer was confused. The questioner didn't say the degree was online, she said she saw, online, that the school was accredited.
At any rate, here's the most important thing to know and remember: Nursing is a REGULATED and LICENSED profession... and it's regulated and licensed differently in each state. Therefore, one should never be seeking information like you're seeking from a place like this. Only the state regulator and licensor can tell you what you will need to do -- what hoops you'll need to jump through -- in order to become a nurse in that state.
The relevant licensing authority (usually called, in most states, the "Board of Nursing" or the "Nursing Board" or something like that) may or may not accept a nursing degree from just any college or university as requisite to sit for its licensing exam. You MUST consult the web site of the relevant licensing authority in the state in which you intend to practice nursing and make sure that whatever school you're considering is APPROVED to train nurses to practice in that states.
So, even though Keiser University is accredited, its degree may or may not qualify you to sit for a nursing exam in that, or any OTHER states. Only the relevant licensing authority in the state in question can tell you that.
So, hunt down said authority's web site and read pretty much every word on it and, believe me, you'll have ALL of your answers.
As for the specifics about Keiser which you asked, why are you not seeking your answers from its web site? That is ALWAYS the best place to learn such things about a specific school... always. All the details you've asked about are there.
As for whether Keiser's undergrad degrees would qualify as requisite to a masters, only the masters program that you're considering can answer that question. However, because Keiser is "regionally" accredited, it's highly likely that any of its bachelors degrees would qualify as requisite for entry into most any masters degree program. But, again, only a given masters program can say what it will or will not accept.
Hope that helps.
Douglas Said:Which online university is better: Keiser University or American Public University?
We Answered:You can easily compare info about these schools in this site - edu.2kool4u.net