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.