At Thunderwood College, we will neither lie to you by claiming that
our institution is accredited, nor will we attempt to defraud you by
claiming accreditation from an unrecognized accreditation body.
In the United States, the Department of Education and the Council for
Higher Education Accreditation maintain
an official list of accreditation bodies whose accreditations are
accepted by the academic community. Other countries generally have
similar rules. There is also a
long list of completely bogus organizations that offer accreditation
to any "university" who wants it. Institutions claiming accreditation
from one of these sources should be treated with great skepticism,
and it should be understood that degrees issued by these institutions
are not recognized by the academic community. Many online colleges
who issue degrees based on your
"life experience" can claim to be accredited, and so they are,
but it's not an accreditation that holds any water. Your cat could accredit
those institutions just as well.
Why not Thunderwood? It is no different from the thousands of other unaccredited
"diploma mills" where people get their degrees in unsubstantiated quackery
- Intelligent Design
- Healing Touch
- Magnetic Therapy
- Feng Shui
...and many, many more!