Are ACCSC schools still accredited?

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  1. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    The Center for Excellence in Higher Education operates a few nationally accredited colleges including
    • Stevens-Henager College (Utah & Idaho)
    • CollegeAmerica (Arizona, Colorado & Wyoming)
    • California College San Diego (California)
    • Independence University (fully online)
    I had applied to work at IU a few times to break into higher education (I don't want to be a Professor but I'd love to work in educational administration and help give students the tools they need to succeed.) This article goes into why that would have been a bad idea: https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/education-postsecondary/reports/2021/06/03/500199/college-accrediting-agency-failed-protect-students-decade-fraud/

    Thank goodness they never called.

    Anyway, the point of the post: what becomes of the schools with ACCSC accreditation now that they are no longer recognized? Is it still valid until the next accrediting period? Do you think these schools will all fold?

    I'm curious what people's thoughts are.
     
  2. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Well-Known Member

    Fascinating article, thank you for sharing. ACICS just lost it's recognition, I have a thread in the accreditation forum, the article is referring to ACCSC which still has recognition as an accreditor. ACCSC pulled accreditation from for-profit schools under the CEHE corporate umbrella, other schools accredited by ACCSC are not impacted. Clearly though, this is another case study on why there is so often such a distinction between national and regional accreditors.

    DOE offers to continue financial aid funding for current students at institutions that lose accreditation for upwards of 18 months, to allow them to graduate or transfer elsewhere. Realistically, many institutions choose to close rapidly though and are incapable of continuing operations, they have to respond within a month to the DOE on what the institutions teach-out plan will be.
     
  3. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Oh whoops! I confused ACCSC with ACICS. I just assumed that as the ACICS ship was sinking, they pulled CEHE's accreditation but I see now that ACCSC is still a valid accreditor, but CEHE is now no longer accredited.

    Thanks for the insight!
     
  4. NMTTD

    NMTTD Member

    WOW, I guess I've been under a rock. I had no idea ACICS was no longer any good. I need to go look this up now!!
     
  5. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Some would say they were never any good. I believe they accredited Schiller International University. I remember we helped save someone from them once ;)
     
  6. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    For some reason, I still like Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) over Distance Education Accreditation Commission (DEAC/DETC); maybe the term "DISTANCE" throwing off its reputation.
     
  7. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    You are much more focused on the names of accreditors and schools than most people are. Nobody ever asks which accreditor accredited your school. When you identify it as an accredited school, that's generally where the conversation ends. DEAC's reputation is much better than the other national accreditors. I'm not even sure if there are examples of schools formerly accredited by other NA accreditors who sought and received RA, but there are several examples of DEAC schools doing that.
     
  8. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Western Governors University
    University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
    Westcliff University
    American Public University
    American Military University
    American Sentinel University
    California Southern University

    And more I can't remember off-hand. If the DEAC were such crap those schools would've never gotten regional accreditation.
     
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  9. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Thanks! APU/AMU and CSU were the ones I was thinking of. I appreciate all the other examples, I wasn't aware there were others.
     
  10. NMTTD

    NMTTD Member

    Yeah yeah...I know not of what you speak.... lol
     
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