That is an important question! Periodically, we get inquiries from students who have received information about a school that claims to be accredited but on further investigation it appears that the accrediting body is bogus. This is an easy scam in the online world so if the accrediting body is not listed above, make sure it is included on CHEA’s list, Recognized Accrediting Organizations.
Colorado is one of the most educated states in the nation, ranking high in the percentage of adults who attended college and hold bachelor's degrees. But state funding for higher education isn't what it used to be -- according to the American Council on Education, state support shrank nearly 70 percent between 1980 and 2011. The same study says funding could dry up completely by 2019; so perhaps it's no coincidence that the revenue public colleges and universities here get from tuition has increased every year since 2007.