January 19, 2022

Higher Education: US Dept. of Education Database Publishes Accreditation Warnings

From Campus Technology:

The United States Department of Education (ED) last week launched a new database that shows, for the first time, data on accreditation reporting statuses. Now, users can either access the main website or download accreditation data files, search for an institution and view a log of accreditation statuses along with the agency’s decision letter.

The accreditation database is run by the ED’s Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), which noted that the database is meant to be a public service “without warranty” or endorsement of any kind. With that in mind, the database delivers on the ED’s promise to hold accrediting agencies accountable by ensuring that they enforce standards effectively.

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