Accreditation

Accreditation

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.

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February 25, 2019
Without accreditation, Bennett students could lose eligibility for federal aid. Court order restores recognition while legal process plays out.
February 20, 2019
As employers admit they need to give clearer signals about needed job skills, a broad U.S. Chamber-led group seeks to use standardization and technology to better align credentialing and work-force data.
February 12, 2019
Thomas Corbett, a former for-profit college executive, speaks out against plans by the U.S. Department of Education to weaken requirements for oversight of college quality.
January 22, 2019
The Trump administration's plan for "industry-recognized" apprenticeship resembles weak quality control of for-profit career colleges, writes Mary Alice McCarthy, and would increase risk for students, employers and taxpayers.
January 17, 2019
A Trump administration proposal would set new rules for who qualifies as a regional accreditor, potentially forcing some oversight bodies to drop hundreds of schools if enacted.
January 11, 2019
Proposal to lift cap on college programs offered through unaccredited entities stirs concerns about giving companies back door to federal student aid.
January 7, 2019
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.
December 20, 2018
Secretary and Education Department officials today outline plans for looming accreditation reform negotiation, describing focus on credit transfer and credential inflation.
December 14, 2018
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.
December 3, 2018
The Trump administration wants to spur more innovation in higher education. But some question whether pursuing federal student aid is worth it for alternative providers.

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