Globe University-online, the distance-learning division of our nationally accredited business school and career college, provides students and employers with an assurance of quality. A member of Accrediting Council for Independent Schools and Colleges (ACICS), Globe offers online doctor's, master's, bachelor's and associate degree programs, and diplomas.
The process of accreditation includes examination of a variety of factors:
It is very important that an online school's accreditation is issued by an organization listed by the U.S. Department of Education as an authority on higher education. Such accreditation is required if students are to receive federal financial aid. Only a few organizations, including ACICS, make that list.
There is some confusion about the distinction between regional and national accreditation. The Department of Education makes it clear that neither is better than the other. Globe University chose national accreditation, a process that aligns closely with our career-focused mission and our historic business school status.
Globe University is accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award doctoral degrees, master’s degrees, bachelor of fine arts degrees, bachelor of science degrees, associate in applied science degrees and diplomas.
Working collaboratively with fellow Globe Education Network member Minnesota School of Business, the university offers college degree programs online and on campus in locations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region (the IDS Center, Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Plymouth, Richfield, Elk River, Lakeville and Woodbury), Rochester, Shakopee, St. Cloud and Moorhead, Minnesota (MN); Appleton, Green Bay, Wausau, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Middleton and Madison, Wisconsin (WI); and Sioux Falls, South Dakota (SD). Our online program is world-wide, and our campuses serve students from Upper Midwest communities including Fargo, North Dakota (ND) and Bloomington, Eagan, White Bear Lake, Coon Rapids, Eden Prairie, Burnsville, Roseville, Maplewood, Minnetonka and Maple Grove, MN.