Accreditation

UniversityNow's unique approach to accreditation and federal financial aid

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UniversityNow signs up more than 1,000 students for low-cost, competency-based degree programs without the lure of federal financial aid. 

An accreditor for emerging models in higher education

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Talk of a new accreditor for emerging course providers or even individual courses heats up, as experts describe how the idea might take shape.

Gainful employment negotatiors face long odds of reaching consensus

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Gainful employment rewrite kicks off with rule-making session, but consensus appears unlikely as negotiators are far apart on day one.

Altius releases documents on Ivy Bridge College accreditation fight

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Amid news of a federal investigation, previously unreleased documents offer glimpse into accreditor's scrutiny of an online partnership between a for-profit company and a nonprofit university.

Education Department reprimands accreditor of San Francisco's community college

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City College of San Francisco's accreditor is in trouble with the Education Department, which sent bombshell letter that could affect college's fate. 

Tiffin U. drops Ivy Bridge College partnership with Altius over accreditor's concerns

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Accreditor shuts down Ivy Bridge College, raising questions about where to draw the line in online partnerships between colleges and technology companies.

Ashford earns accreditation with Western Association on second try

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Ashford University earns approval from the Western accreditor on its second try, after making a wide range of changes, some of them painful.

San Francisco community college's fight for survival may hinge on an appeal

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City College of San Francisco's best hope of staying open is probably to appeal the death sentence from its accreditor, and the college may have longer than people realize to win a reprieve.

Accreditor votes to shut down San Francisco's community college in 1 year

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City College of San Francisco would be largest institution ever to lose recognition. Appeal and state intervention are likely.

New online learning portal from for-profit veteran

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Michael Clifford has launched a new online course provider, this time a nonprofit. And the site's 27 courses have all earned ACE credit recommendations.

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