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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April 13, 2018
ACICS, a flashpoint for debate over accountability of the for-profit sector, has another chance at federal recognition. But some higher ed observers see tough odds for its long-term survival.
March 26, 2018
U.S. judge says Education Department failed to consider key evidence in judging agency for for-profit colleges, and orders a new review.
March 14, 2018
Ashford University is the latest big for-profit bidding to become nonprofit. The university's owner, Bridgepoint Education, will seek to become an online program management company.
March 2, 2018
Robert Kelchen, an emerging scholar and expert on higher education, discusses his new book on what the accountability push means for higher education.
February 6, 2018
Regional accreditors weigh in on graduation rates with an analysis of colleges with low rates, but the agencies argue against using a "bright-line" approach.
January 23, 2018
A recent accreditation policy has many colleges -- particularly in rural areas -- struggling to find qualified instructors to teach popular dual-credit courses for high school students.
January 8, 2018
Grand Canyon University announces another attempt at converting to a nonprofit, with plans for its holding company to partner with other colleges.
January 2, 2018
Proposed requirements for occupational therapists to have more advanced degrees to work in the field could cause problems for community colleges.
November 30, 2017
House education committee leaks its ambitious first draft of a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, with broad changes aimed at both deregulation and more accountability in how federal student aid is distributed and used.
November 2, 2017
An international buyer intends to employ faculty and staff in the future, but Rider issued the layoff notices in case the deal falls through.

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