Regional accreditation ensures that an institution’s academic program meets acceptable levels of quality. Institutions must be regionally accredited to qualify for participation in federal financial aid programs that provide low cost loans to students. Oftentimes, too, employers want to verify the regional accreditation of a college or university before they will pay for tuition or fees as part of a company-sponsored benefits program.
Attending a regionally accredited school is an important consideration if you think you might want to transfer credits to another institution or will want to pursue admission to graduate programs later on. Colleges and universities typically accept credits from regionally accredited schools.
– From theWestern Interstate Commission for Higher Education