Which legal accrediting body ensures that universities provide accredited programs to students who wish to earn a degree online?

Many online schools and universities offer distant learning programs to students who cannot attend campus site classes. Students who wish to earn online degrees must check with the institution to see if the programs have been accredited by an approved accrediting body. The leading accrediting body that supervises and accredits all distant learning programs is known as the DETC (Distance Education and Training Council).