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It’s Time For A Quality Alternative To College Accreditation
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It’s Time For A Quality Alternative To College Accreditation

Marcella Bombardieri and Ben Miller explain the need for an alternative gatekeeping system to traditional accreditation in higher education.

Accreditors need some competition.

If you’ve ever heard of college accreditation, you probably know it’s a broken system. A group of obscure nonprofits, called accreditation agencies, powered largely by volunteer labor, determine whether colleges and universities have the right to collect some $120 billion a year in federal financial aid.

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Authors

Ben Miller

Vice President, Postsecondary Education