Government severs ties with for-profit colleges accreditor

Government severs ties with for-profit colleges accreditor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of for-profit colleges could close, leaving up to 600,000 students scrambling to find other schools, after the Education Department withdrew recognition of the nation’s largest accreditor of for-profit schools. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools said it would appeal Thursday’s decision to Education Secretary John B. King Jr. In … Continue reading

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Norfolk State receives positive audit ahead of agency visit

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – State auditors have given Norfolk State University a positive report just ahead of an inspection by the school’s accrediting agency. The Virginian-Pilot reports ( ) that the fiscal year 2015 audit found no “material deficiencies” with the university’s accounting and controls. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools put the university … Continue reading