February 24, 2016   

Accreditation in the News compiles news, articles and reports covering accreditation and quality assurance issues in the United States and internationally.

Headlines

CFPB Duels With Accreditor (Inside Higher Ed, February 24, 2016)
“In a lawsuit that could chart new ground, the consumer bureau is battling in court for information about how an accreditor approved some of the most controversial for-profit colleges.”

ABA Committee Recommends Tougher, Simpler Bar Passage Accreditation Standard (ABA Journal, February 16, 2016)
“A law school would have to show that at least 75 percent of its graduates who took a bar exam within two years of their graduation passed.”

Accrediting Body Says Louisiana Colleges At Serious Risk (The Advertiser, February 12, 2016)
“Louisiana colleges and universities could be sanctioned by a regional accrediting board if state officials cannot stabilize higher education funding.”

Senator Marco Rubio Comments on Accreditation During Republican Presidential Town Hall Debate (CNN Press Room, February 17, 2016)
“What I've pushed for is an alternative accrediting model that allows there to be an accredited learning outside of the traditional school setting.”

Embassy Site, Best Information Source (The New Indian Express, February 18, 2016)
“On top of the set of priorities should also be the credibility of the institution awarding the degree and the value of the degree on completion of the course. Some of the online resources that students can refer to check the accreditation of U.S. universities are the websites of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and U.S. Department of Education.”

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