Higher Education Accountability and Oversight

To ensure that students receive an affordable and high-quality education, colleges and universities must be held accountable. To do this, Congress, the executive branch, accrediting agencies, states, and institutions must all conduct appropriate oversight and weed out bad actors from the higher education system.

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CAP Comment Urges the U.S. Secretary of Education To Protect Student Interests Amid Potential Online Program Manager Concerns Article

CAP Comment Urges the U.S. Secretary of Education To Protect Student Interests Amid Potential Online Program Manager Concerns

The Center for American Progress submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Secretary of Education highlighting concerns about the online program manager industry.

The Tortured Path of the Gainful Employment Rule Article
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The Tortured Path of the Gainful Employment Rule

As the U.S. Department of Education prepares to publish its final gainful employment rule, learn more about the history of this key consumer safeguard meant to eliminate the worst actors before multitudes of students fall prey to poor practices.

Madison Weiss

Holding Higher Education Accountable in Federal-State Partnerships Report

Holding Higher Education Accountable in Federal-State Partnerships

Colorado’s experiment with performance contracts in the College Opportunity Fund offers insights into how performance contracts could be used for accountability in federal-state partnership proposals for higher education.

Bradley D. Custer

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