Accreditation

Online learning fails to deliver, finds report aimed at discouraging politicians from deregulating

Fully online programs widen achievement gaps and often are unaffordable, says report seeking to discourage politicians from pulling back on federal policy protections.

Trump administration proposal would lift cap on colleges outsourcing higher ed programs

Proposal to lift cap on college programs offered through unaccredited entities stirs concerns about giving companies back door to federal student aid.

Trump administration wants flexibility for accreditors and to encourage alternative providers

The Education Department's proposals for upcoming negotiated rule-making process would narrow the responsibilities of accreditors and modify federal definitions for credit hour and distance education.

Why is Bennett College losing accreditation while St. Augustine's University is keeping it?

Bennett College will have to appeal to keep its accreditation, while St. Augustine's was taken off probation. Although the historically black institutions' fates may be different, both struggled under the same pressures.

Liberal arts college and boot camp team up to offer new computer science degree

A coding boot camp and a liberal arts university share instructors and accreditation to create a new computer science degree, aimed at making graduates of both institutions more employable.

Trump administration recommends restoration of ACICS, an accreditor that remains controversial

Trump administration recommends restoring the controversial accreditor of many for-profits, citing a federal court ruling. Meanwhile, ACICS faces questions about its approval of a Danish business school's degree programs.

Summer probations raise the question of when an accreditor should disclose a college's status

What students don't immediately know about a college being placed on probation won't hurt them. Will it?

Accreditors pressured to apply more scrutiny as for-profits look to change tax status

The role of college oversight bodies is in the spotlight as more large for-profit institutions look to reclassify as nonprofits.

Trump administration official describes plan to 'rethink' higher education through upcoming rule-making sessions

Top Education Department official describes plan to "rethink" higher-education standards through new rule-making process, to be announced today, on accreditation, the credit hour standard, the faculty role online and more.

Grand Canyon U succeeds in second bid to go nonprofit

Grand Canyon, a large, thriving Christian for-profit, will divide in two, with new nonprofit university giving for-profit company 60 percent of tuition in exchange for a broad range of support services.

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