Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, a middle-aged Hispanic man with glasses and a goatee.
Jan 06, 2023
The Education Department’s docket for this year includes amending regulations on accreditation, state authorization, distance education, cash management and third-party servicers. Plus, the agency plans new Title IX and gainful-employment regulations this spring.


March 2, 2022
Workforce Talent Educators Association wants to recognize, and conceivably accredit, institutions for how successfully they prepare students for work.
February 17, 2022
Accreditation is stepping up its game in an evolving higher education landscape in ways that may surprise you, writes Jamienne Studley.
February 1, 2022
A framework developed to identify the riskiest colleges for veterans could be a model for state regulators and accreditors to spot colleges that could close or harm students.
January 19, 2022
With its accreditor’s decision on potential sanctions due soon, the University of Arizona Global Campus is also contending with lower-than-expected enrollment and a California lawsuit against its corporate partner.
December 9, 2021
Saint Leo intends to resubmit its acquisition plan to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges in March.
November 12, 2021
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.
November 10, 2021
Accreditor places Southwest Baptist University on probation, finding the board’s actions raised questions about its ability to act in the best interest of the institution and that the climate for academic freedom had been eroded.
November 9, 2021
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.
August 30, 2021
Western accrediting agency’s new database, tapping into wide swath of federal information, better enables public scrutiny of the performance of the colleges it monitors.
July 28, 2021
Some members of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity wanted to renew the accrediting agency for as little as one year, but a lack of accreditor criteria on student outcomes let ACCSC off the hook -- for now.


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