DEAC Accreditation Actions effective June 30

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Jonathan Whatley, Jul 29, 2023.

  1. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    Newly nationally accredited by DEAC:

    Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education
    Calbright College
    MIU City University Miami
    Newlane University
    San Diego Global Knowledge University
    San Ignacio University
    Setanta College
    Thirdmill Seminary
    University of Pasadena

    Anaheim University is now on Show Cause.

    Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential will teach out through Maharishi International University. (An RA school teaching out a closed NA is novel.) Huntington University of Health Sciences will teach out through American College of Healthcare Sciences. (Both DEAC.)

    Actions taken effective June 30, 2023 [pdf] (Report from the Accrediting Commission, July 28, 2023)
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  2. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Good to see Newlane get NA!
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  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Indeed. I was hoping. That makes Newlane the second University to start with ASIC and go on to recognized US Accreditation. Nexford U., the first, got there a while ago, also with DEAC. Perhaps the third might be Charisma University, Turks and Caicos. That school presently has Candidate status with TRACS. Congratulations to all.
  4. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    Wow, there are a few of these that have some awesome tuition. I mean, amazingly, a bachelors for $1500, a masters for $2500. Even though they are NA, with the NA/RA gap being closer than ever (USDOE doesn't distinguish them anymore, I recall there was a change). The only thing is, these won't be as appealing for those nations that require RA, for those who don't require RA - NA being just fine, then DEAC and other NA accreditation agencies should be thriving more than ever now!
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  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Newlane? That's slightly wrong. Associate's for $1500, Bachelor's for $2,500. No Master's. But yeah - still amazing. My take: it's VERY refreshing to see an inexpensive, properly accredited school offering degrees other than (yawn) business and IT. Rare, these days. Too rare.
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  6. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

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  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Geez, they need to set up their SSL cert so that their web site doesn't throw security warnings. It's not hard, and it's free.
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  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Some exceptions. ACICS died - deservedly and a couple of others that major in vocational areas have had their troubles and are on a shortened leash. TRACS look like they're full steam ahead. Last time up, they were fully re-authorized for the maximum term - 5 years. They've found one niche, restoring recognized accreditation to (I think) seven HBCUs so far, that had lost it, mainly for not being able to meet and maintain the financial standing requirements of their former accreditors.

    They've also gone offshore. Charisma University Turks and Caicos, has Candidate status with TRACS.
  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Noticed that. Linux freaks on that kind of thing. "Hackers, robbers and thieves - oh my!" Good answer. :)
  10. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    According to the PDF, I checked a few institutions... Hmm, I really like Calbright now... Although I can't get their CRM, IT Support, Cybersecurity training for free, for those in California, they can! I would ladder that up to the freebies from Coursera/TADA/TEEX and use that time to 'learn' those better. They can continue onwards to institutions that allow them to ladder (Excelsior, Walden, WGU, or whatever that takes, NA, ACE or NCCRS credits)

    Newlane's Bachelors is only going to cost $1500+ some fees, people can ladder that to the U of Pasadena Masters in Education for $2500 flat. Total would be around $4500 for both the bachelors and masters, both being NA. With all the freebies above, they'll be well versed in Cybersecurity/IT support and also Education/Philosophy! And if they really wanted to, again, ladder up to an institution that accepts NA credits into their programs.
  11. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    It appears to be a two-fer. $1500 for the associates, then $1500 for the bachelor's. Total 3,000 tuition if you need both, I guess. If you already have an associates, then yes, $1500 for a bachelor completion. Page here:

    Not QUITE a $2500 bachelor's as I thought. That WAS I believe, a pre-accreditation price for a bachelor's starting from scratch. I dug back through the old Newlane thread. Certainly an amazing price today, anyway.. I like the degree and I like the price. I wish Newlane every success.
  12. Messdiener

    Messdiener Active Member

    Sadly, their site won't load for me at all. Not a good start for them. :mad:
  13. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Chrome Browser (and most others, I think) don't display the site and flash a warning about the certificate. On mine (Chrome) there's a choice on the notice - "advanced settings." I go there and press "proceed anyway -unsafe" if I feel lucky. And in I go...
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  14. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Holy Snakes and Ladders! I'm 80 - all these ladders are risky, for me. Say, can I earn a Bachelor of Laddering somewhere? :) Preferably without the climbing option.
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  15. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    The more I think about it, the more sense Newlane makes. It could be life-changing. Their tuition works out to $25 a credit, with recognized accreditation. Most of the big schools charge 10 to 20 times that - or more.

    Newlane = no student loans. That means you save enough money with a Newlane degree to get yourself a brand-new car, or a thick down payment on a house, or even start a well-financed business that could make you a good living. Enough of you will put those giant loan hyenas out of business.

    The alternative - pay loans till you're 80-odd then die. We hear that all the time, here at DI. A big, sucking mortgage with NO HOUSE. There's a new paradigm here. People will DO this...
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