ITT Tech is a nationally accredited school, which means its credits do not transfer to most colleges and universities in the United States. Not all employers consider ITT Tech degrees to be legitimate. Many people consider ITT Tech as not a good school choice as a result.
The traditional type of college accreditation in the United States is regional accreditation. Regional accreditation agencies are the standard used by most four-year colleges and universities in the United States. A degree from a school with regional accreditation holds more legitimacy to employers, allows credits to transfer to other regionally-accredited schools and renders the student eligible for accredited graduate school programs.
Regional accreditation is important to future schools and employers because of the rigorous academic standards associated with it. Obtaining regional accreditation requires extensive evaluation by outside professionals and takes up to five years. National accrediting bodies do not require the same evaluation process before providing accreditation; this less-rigorous process is why regionally accredited schools and some employers do not accept credits or degrees from schools with national accreditation.
Students at schools with regional accreditation face fewer restrictions in obtaining federal financial aid. Colleges with national accreditation must wait two years after opening to provide federal student aid, while those with regional accreditation may offer it immediately.