The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits ITT Tech nationally, and the school also has state authorization to award degrees at the associate's through master's levels, as of January 2015. Although the school does have national accreditation, it doesn't have regional accreditation, so this can make it difficult for students to transfer their credits to other schools if they decide to withdraw.
Regional accreditation specifies a high academic standard, so students who attend schools with regional accreditation have less trouble with credit transfer. These schools usually have higher admission standards and more rigorous academics than nationally accredited schools. For-profit schools most commonly hold national accreditation, although some faith-based schools do as well. Some employers also can be biased against nationally accredited schools, so students should consider their future career and academic plans.