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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 01/14/2011

The astrology college story

By Valerie Strauss

There are a lot of schools that teach astrology, but only one ever received permission from a state to award degrees to its students.

In Washington state, a school called Kepler College opened more than a decade ago with the aim of becoming the first nationally accredited institute of higher education devoted to the study of astrology.

Kepler, located in Seattle and named after the mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, offered a program that used the liberal arts as a base for students to learn about ancient and modern astrological techniques.

The school even won permission -- from the Higher Education Coordinating Board of Washington State -- to grant AA, BA and MA degrees.

That was not considered “accreditation,” and Kepler officials tried to obtain accreditation from a national accrediting body but could not. That failure meant that the college would lose its right from the state to keep granting degrees, so the bricks-and-mortar school closed last year.

Now there is an on-line Kepler College, offering certificate programs in astrological theory: The Fundamentals of Natal Astrology, Moving the Chart in Time and the ins and outs of Relationships, Business & Finance Astrology and Location Astrology.

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By Valerie Strauss  | January 14, 2011; 11:04 AM ET
Tags:  astrological schools, astrology, astrology college, astrology schools, kepler college  
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So they are offering an uncertified program with a certificate? I guess we should at least give him credit for persistence, but buyer beware!

Posted by: jbeeler | January 14, 2011 12:02 PM | Report abuse

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