New Life for ACICS

Inside Higher Ed: The Trump administration has revived a troubled accrediting agency, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, reversing another move on for-profit higher education by the Obama administration.

U.S. Department of Education two years ago derecognized ACICS, a national accreditor which was the gatekeeper to $4.76 billion in 2015 federal aid payments to more than 245 career-oriented colleges, most of them for-profit institutions.

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