Thursday, July 11, 2013

Is the Non-Traditional Education Market Stabilizing?

“2 For-Profit Universities Get Good News From Accreditors”
“Two of the nation's biggest for-profit-college companies, the Apollo Group and Bridgepoint Education, reported good news from their accreditors on Wednesday”.
“Bridgepoint announced that its Ashford University had received initial accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, one of the nation's six regional accrediting bodies”.
“As you are aware, Ashford University has been pursuing accreditation with the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for more than a year now. Today, I am very pleased to announce that Ashford has been granted initial accreditation with WASC” (quote from Ashford President).
“And Apollo reported that its University of Phoenix had escaped being placed on probation by its regional accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which renewed the 287,500-student university's accreditation for 10 more years while placing it "on notice." Notice is a status less serious than probation”.
This good news for the tens of thousands of students who are currently enrolled in these schools, and let us face it; this is about the student not politics and profit.
Stay tuned…
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III
The ETeam

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