BREAKING NEWS: Commuter Train Crashes At Station In Hoboken, New Jersey | Watch CBSN Live | Read More

Government Severs Ties With For-Profit Colleges Accreditor

Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department has moved to sever ties with the nation’s largest accreditor of for-profit schools. That means hundreds of for-profit colleges could close, leaving up to 600,000 students scrambling to find other schools.

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools says it will appeal Thursday’s decision to Education Secretary John B. King Jr.

The council’s interim president, Roger Williams, says the accrediting group will continue its efforts to renew and strengthen its policies and practices to meet the department’s criteria for accreditors.

The accrediting agency has been accused of lax oversight of its schools, which included those once owned by the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the recently shuttered ITT Technical Institute

(© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Drip Pan: CBS Local App
Drip Pan: Weather App

Listen Live