Dept of Education Accreditation Proposal Changed

The Department of Education released a proposal in January 2019 that would have required regional accreditators to operate in at least three but not more than nine states and would have removed the fifty percent cap on outsourced degree programs. This week, the Dept of Ed backtracked on those two recommendations, due to criticism from organizations and colleges. The proposal does maintain that branch campuses must be within a certain region, which may create issues for institutions with campuses in various states.

Read the full article from Inside Higher Ed here.