college Accreditation

The Education Department has the power to put dodgy accreditors out of business, but won't use it.
The Education Department pledges to do better at policing the "watchdogs that don't bite" after the failure of Corinthian Colleges Inc.
At the U.S. Senate prepares for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), accreditation stands as one of the most important tools available to strengthen postsecondary education. Accreditation ultimately sets the standard for all colleges and universities to achieve.
Every year we hear dizzying statistics about the college admissions process. Thousands of students apply to colleges with single digit acceptance rates, and often it feels like a lottery ticket to get accepted.
The recent decision by the board of trustees to close Sweet Briar College raises an important question: Is there a better way to coordinate the findings of ratings groups to assist colleges and universities going forward?
Academic freedom isn't being restricted at Christian colleges, because none of those places acknowledges academic freedom as the core principle of higher education in the first place.
Mark Spencer, a spokesman for Career Education Corp., said the company came forward to its accreditors as soon as the job
"We are confident that all concerns expressed by the (accreditors) can and will be successfully addressed in due course," Mark
College and university presidents may be losing sleep for the wrong reasons. Many of us are facing increased attention to college affordability while also striving continuously to enhance overall quality and minimize our own rising costs -- a perfect storm.