High defaults suggest lax accreditation

Accreditors appear to be the most lenient on two-year colleges in the North Central and Middle States, according to Education Sector. The analysis looked at two-year colleges with “a much higher default rate than we would expect based on their graduation rate,” suggesting low graduation standards and unprepared students.

Accreditation was toughest in the Western region.

Public community colleges “dominate the list of schools that are possibly too lenient in their graduation requirements,” writes Andrew Gillen, though “a disproportionate share of for-profits did not have enough data to be included.”


POSTED BY Joanne Jacobs ON August 20, 2013

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J Lyttle

Why do you suppose the university of PHOENIX went to Chicago to use North Central?

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