Regional accreditation is the most widely recognized form of accreditation. Online degrees from schools with national accreditation (from the Distance Education and Training Council) are also becoming more acceptable.Most employers now view online degrees as the equivalent of traditional degrees.Students transferring credits or applying to graduate programs should have no problem using online degrees.According to a 2009 meta study from the Department of Education, students taking all or some of their courses online tend to perform better than their traditional peers.With thousands of programs to chose from, students working towards online degrees can find courses that fit their needs. Some courses allow for almost complete autonomy, while others keep students on track with weekly video chat sessions.Associates, bachelors, masters, and even doctorate programs are now available through reputable online universities.The College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2008 requires that online colleges receiving federal funds verify that that the student enrolled in a course is the person actually completing the coursework.Many private universities offer online degrees. But, a growing number of public schools are working to make online learning more affordable. Online students that reside in state are generally able to receive a hefty discount on public university tuition.As long as their schools are properly accredited and chose to participate, students are able to pay for their online degrees using the same government sources as traditional students.Listing an illegitimate degree on a resume or job application isn’t just deceptive. In many states it could lead to a fine or even jail time.