Just weeks after ITT Tech’s demise, one of the largest school closures in US history, The Department of Education (ED) voted to remove recognition from the for-profit school’s accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
Accreditation agencies are essentially gatekeepers of federal dollars. They review of courses and programs to ensure a school meets their educational standards, which then makes a school eligible to accept federal student aid.
The ED’s move on ACICS stands to impact 245 schools accredited by the agency and more than 600,000 students.
Barmak Nassirian, director of federal relations and policy analysis at the American read more >>>