Accreditation

Eastern Gateway Community College put on probation

Eastern Gateway Community College offered free courses to union members, and enrollment skyrocketed. But the institution’s accreditor put the college on probation, saying the rapid growth hurt the education offered.

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Colleges explore a new three-year bachelor’s degree program

Higher education thought leaders and colleges are working together to create a three-year bachelor’s degree program that will offer all the value of a four-year degree—for less cost.

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Minerva, a higher education outsider, now an accredited university

The unabashed “Ivy League alternative,” birthed from an investor-backed start-up, gains a very traditional stamp of approval.

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Morris Brown’s accreditation would mean ‘resurrection’ for HBCU long on the brink of closure

Atlanta HBCU spent nearly 20 years limping along without access to federal financial aid funding. Then its board chair gave an ultimatum: get on a path to accreditation or close.

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Western accreditor will consider approving colleges outside its region

Freed by new U.S. rules, the accrediting agency for California, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands will review colleges outside its region -- the first regional accreditor to make such a move.

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Warning signs of Concordia University Portland's closure, which now stretches across states, higher education and Lutheran Synod

University leaders are tight-lipped about sudden closure plans, but a few events may have been warning signs. Now, details emerge about tensions with the university's affiliated church, leaving other colleges, church members and higher education sorting through the pieces.

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Maine university system moves ahead with unified accreditation

The state's university system aims to become first in the nation to accredit its institutions jointly instead of individually. Officials say it will help meet challenges of tighter budgets and shrinking numbers of students.

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Education Department issues new regulations on accreditation and state authorization of online providers

Trump administration calls its final rules on accreditation and state approval of online providers a rightsizing of bureaucracy that protects students. Consumer advocates and Democrats see an unraveling of federal oversight.

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Trump administration's regulatory overhaul wipes out shortcomings at troubled accreditor

Many regulatory changes sought by the Trump administration in an accreditation overhaul reflect shortcomings found at for-profit accreditor restored by Betsy DeVos.

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Top Education Department official discusses focus on public-facing data rather than regulation

Education Department official describes the administration's philosophy on accountability in higher education and agrees with fellow panelists on states' overreliance on federal funding.

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