The Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) Accrediting Commission is a private, non-profit organization that operates as a national accreditor of institutions that primarily offer distance education. Founded in 1926, the DETC Accrediting Commission holds recognition by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Accreditation by DETC covers all distance education activities within an institution and it provides a single source of nationally recognized accreditation from the primary school level through professional doctoral degree-granting institutions.
The DETC is the preeminent accrediting organization for distance education delivered worldwide that sets high standards for academic quality inspiring excellence in teaching, learning, and student outcomes through voluntary assessment and peer review.
Assuring students high quality distance education through accreditation, peer review, and institutional improvement.