101: Accreditation

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is the linchpin of the federal role in higher education as the gate-keeping system for the federal government’s $120 billion annual investment in higher education. Looking to understand the complex and esoteric process that determines which colleges and universities get a “stamp of approval” to receive federal student aid? Our new accreditation “101” breaks down the basics of how this process works and why policymakers need to take a closer look at changing the system to focus on student outcomes and true quality assurance.

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