Dear Chairwoman Foxx and Ranking Member Scott, thank you very much for the opportunity to testify before you today about the importance of higher education accreditation in protecting students and taxpayers.
Every year, millions of American students enroll at institutions of higher education. Most are seeking better economic opportunities for themselves and their families in addition to the knowledge they need to become engaged members of society.
Regardless of whether they are attending the wealthiest college in the country, their local community college, or a beauty school down the street, these students are betting their futures on a quality education. That bet, in turn, depends upon a triad of oversight from state governments, the federal government, and private nonprofit agencies, all working in concert to guarantee quality.The above excerpt was originally published in House Committee on Education and the Workforce.