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Our Partner Universities

Smarter by 1 Degree has partnered with regionally and nationally accredited universities to offer bachelor degree programs that are affordable and accessible. Our partnerships provide students with the opportunity to earn a high-quality degree at a fraction of the cost of traditional programs.

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Crestpoint University has been a leader in online legal education since 2003, educating thousands of students in their pursuit of career enhancement and professional development.
Crestpoint University is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the US Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Southern New Hampshire University - Crestpoint University and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), a large, regionally-accredited school that offers over 50 different online masters degree programs, have signed an articulation agreement ensuring that Crestpoint graduates have a pathway to attend SHNU graduate programs and receive a 10% discount off their already low tuition.


University of Maryland Global Campus - Crestpoint University graduates have a pathway for admission to graduate programs at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), a regionally-accredited university with over 80,000 students. UMGC counselors are happy to work with Crestpoint students and graduates to find the master's degree pathways that work best for them.

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Excelsior University is a private online university in Albany, New York. Excelsior is a regionally accredited University that was established in 1971. It is known for its flexible, online undergraduate and graduate degrees and comprises three schools: the School of Undergraduate Studies, the School of Graduate Studies, and the School of Nursing.


Excelsior University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Its bachelor's and master's nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). Its baccalaureate degree programs in electrical engineering technology, information technology, and nuclear engineering technology are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. The bachelor's and master's degree programs in business are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).


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TESU is a regionally accredited distance learning institution founded in 1972, and located in New Jersey. It has a reputation for academic excellence and educational integrity, and specializes in a flexible, high-quality education. Thomas Edison State University has a national reputation for academic excellence and educational integrity. The University is one of New Jersey's 11 senior public institutions of higher education.


The University provides flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities and offers degree programs and certificates. There is no other University in the world that provides more options, including transferring credits you’ve previously earned. That’s because your goal is our goal—finishing your college degree.


Regional accrediting commissions are among the oldest accrediting organizations in the country. The United States is divided into six accreditation regions: New England, Middle States, North Central, Southern, Western and Northwest. Seven accrediting commissions operate in these regions. All regional accrediting commissions review entire institutions, as opposed to programs or schools within institutions.


The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1926 that operates as an institutional accreditor of distance education institutions. Accreditation by DEAC covers all distance education activities within an institution and it provides accreditation from the secondary school level through professional doctoral degree-granting institutions. DEAC’s geographic area of accreditation activities includes all states within the United States and international locations. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Disclaimer: Smarter By 1 Degree offers college advising and degree planning for partner universities. It is not a college or university, does not confer degrees, or award credit.

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