Military Service Members
Institutions accredited by the DETC Accrediting Commission are proud to participate in voluntary postsecondary education opportunities for servicemembers worldwide. DETC-accredited institutions provide a wide variety of degree program options that can advance career goals while in active military service. Whether the intention is to transition military training and experience into a civilian job or pursue an entirely new profession, servicemembers can rely on DETC accreditation as assuring quality in distance education.
As a recognized accreditor, DETC works in collaboration with the United States Department of Education (USDE), the Department of Defense, and the Department of Veteran affairs to assure that high educational standards and ethical business practices are implemented in the accreditation process. As an important aspect of this collaboration, DETC’s Executive Director, Dr. Leah Matthews, proudly serves on the Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC) Advisory Board. DETC also values its collaboration with the Defense Activities Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES) and supports its leadership in expanding quality voluntary education opportunities and services to military service members and veterans.
DETC-accredited institutions offer numerous benefits to military personnel and veterans. For those deployed, the flexibility and convenience of distance education programs helps service members make a significant investment in their educational attainment and career advancement.
DETC-accredited institutions will work with military personnel to design programs tailored to the needs of students deeply immersed in military culture as well as those transitioning to civilian life.
For a list of DETC-accredited institutions that participate in this network, please visit the DoD Voluntary Education website at http://www.dodmou.com/InstitutionList.aspx.
We recommend that military service members and veterans visit the SOC website at www.soc.aascu.org and the DANTES website at www.dantes.doded.mil for more information about the opportunities and support services provided by these organizations.
The DETC Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) as a nationally recognized accreditor. The Accrediting Commission has held this recognition status continually since 1959. DETC is also listed by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a recognized accreditor. The USDE and CHEA criteria for recognition do not differentiate between types of accreditors. The same recognition status is granted to all types of accreditors, whether regional, institutional, and programmatic. All recognized accreditors must meet all recognition requirements.