Is any university in USA ok for H1b adv quota? For example, Devry University, Univ of Phoenix
to qualify for H1b advanced quota, your Masters degree has to be earned from an American accredited university, like University of Phoenix. It doesn't matter whether it is an online Masters degree or not. If the degree is not accredited by a US Education Department agency, then its a fake degree and the university is nothing but more than a diploma factory.
So what does it mean by saying the school is accredited?
Colleges, universities, and programs are accredited. In the U.S., colleges and universities are accredited by one of 19 recognized institutional accrediting organizations. Programs are accredited by one of approximately 60 recognized programmatic accrediting organizations. [Accrediting organizations that are "recognized" have been reviewed for quality by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the United States Department of Education (USDE)]
The CHEA Database of Institutions and Programs Accredited by Recognized United States Accrediting Organizations contains information about more than 7,000 institutions and 17,000 programs in the U.S. Links to the Websites of these colleges and universities are also available.
In the U.S., the accreditors are private, nongovernmental organizations created for the specific purpose of reviewing higher education institutions and programs for quality. In most other countries, accreditation (or quality assurance) is carried out by government organizations.
You can get more details from the chea website: http://www.chea.org/public_info/index.asp#what