Higher Education Accreditation and the Federal Government

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Higher Education Accreditation and the Federal Government

September 19, 2017

Abstract

The federal role in higher education has grown over the past two decades, and now a new administration has the opportunity to strengthen policies that support students and their colleges and universities. To help inform these decisions, the Urban Institute convened a bipartisan group of scholars and policy advisers to write a series of memos highlighting some of the most critical issues in higher education and recommending policy solutions. This memo recommends changing the accreditation system by allowing accreditation agencies to focus on educational quality while the federal government monitors financial viability.

To read all of the memos, click here.

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