New CHEA-proposed standards raise the bar for accrediting agencies; however, they could be strengthened in four key ways.
The opportunity to ensure strong student outcomes in postsecondary education exists—accreditors just have to be willing to take it.
It’s too little, too late for the disgraced college watchdog to get approval again for the schools it oversees to access federal financial aid.
With a June deadline looming, most of the defunct accreditor's schools are on a path to gain approval elsewhere.
This report outlines seven proposed principles to improve U.S. Department of Education efforts to protect the $125 billion annual investment in federal financial aid.
This fact sheet outlines seven principles for improving federal oversight of colleges and universities.
Months after the U.S. Department of Education terminated the accreditor’s tie to federal aid, here’s what’s happening to the 269 schools with ACICS accreditation.
An email error broke the news to students that their college is in financial trouble, but it didn’t have to be that way. College accreditors should be more transparent.
It should be no surprise that access to federal higher education dollars for financial aid is not secure if accreditors have little to spend on gatekeeping.
Last week, the Center for American Progress submitted public comments to the U.S. Department of Education with concerns about accreditors lack of focus on student outcomes.
A new alternative system for assessing higher education quality could improve college completion and encourage innovation.
Inconsistency in the sanctioning of poor-performing colleges across accrediting agencies undermines the college oversight system.
The largest national accreditation agency is a deeply troubled organization that should no longer serve as a gatekeeper to federal financial aid.
After more than six decades and repeated attempts at reform, accreditors are still struggling to fulfill their gatekeeping role and protect our nation's students.
A new CAP analysis shows that accreditation agency ACICS—along with many other national accreditors—is not sufficiently vetting the institutions that it approves to offer federal student loans.