Degree Mills and Other Accreditation-Related Issues

April 11, 2017

How to Spot an Imposter (Dallas News, April 11, 2017) “Ask about the school's accreditation status. If they claim to be accredited, is it with an agency approved by the Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation? If not, why?”

Crackdown on For-Profit Law Schools (Inside Higher Ed, April 6, 2017) “In the wake of federal criticism of its accreditation standards, the American Bar Association sanctions another for-profit law school.”

Attack on Central European U. ‘Sets a Dangerous Precedent for Academic Life’ (Chronicle of Higher Education, April 6, 2017) “The university is accredited in New York, but has no operations there. The new law, among other things, would require foreign universities in Hungary to operate campuses in their home countries.”

Atlanta Organization’s Approval Makes or Breaks Colleges (Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 5, 2017) “The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges can hold the power of life and death for an institution of higher learning. Without its blessing, a school cannot receive federal student loans, grants, work-study funds, and other streams of money that help keep a college solvent, and reprimands from the powerful agency can have negative effects on students and staff.”


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  • Accreditation and the Federal Government
  • Regulatory Relief for Accreditation
  • A Political Perspective on the New Administration and Congress
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