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This public comment, submitted by the Center for American Progress, asks the Middle States Council on Higher Education to clarify its proposed policy for reviewing its member institutions' arrangements with third-party providers.
Nov 21, 2023
Stephanie Hall, Madison Weiss
The Biden administration must work to limit the harm of accreditation regulations rolled out under former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
Jun 28, 2022
Marissa Alayna Navarro
This page contains facts and resources about the role the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity plays within the accreditation system.
Feb 22, 2022
For 13 years, an accrediting agency raised concerns about operations at a group of corporate-owned colleges, but it failed to take decisive action to stop the company’s waste and abuse.
Jun 3, 2021
This timeline shows how a failing agency has remained a gatekeeper to federal financial aid dollars.
Mar 3, 2021
A new proposal from the House Committee on Education and Labor strengthens guardrails across the higher education system and puts students and taxpayers over special interests.
Feb 11, 2020
Viviann Anguiano, Antoinette Flores
The recently proposed College Affordability Act can help to hold colleges accountable when students default on their loans.
Oct 28, 2019
The Department of Education must strengthen its oversight over accrediting agencies to ensure that they are keeping low-quality educational providers from accessing federal financial aid.
Sep 19, 2019
Regulatory changes would weaken the ability of accreditors to serve as watchdogs over colleges and remove mechanisms to hold accreditors responsible for oversight.
Apr 18, 2019
In the next reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, Congress should take action to improve the U.S. college accreditation system and ensure that all students are guaranteed a high-quality education that meets their needs.
Feb 15, 2019
Consumer protection has always been the main purpose of federal legislation regarding accreditation.
Nov 27, 2018
The opportunity to ensure strong student outcomes in postsecondary education exists—accreditors just have to be willing to take it.
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