Performance of Accrediting Agencies under Review by the Secretary of Education – Federal Register Unpublished
This notice provides information to members of the public on submitting written comments for accrediting agencies currently undergoing review for purposes of recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
U.S. Department of Education Finalizes Regulations to Protect Student Borrowers, Hold Higher Education Institutions Accountable and Save Taxpayers $11.1 Billion Over 10 Years
The Institutional Accountability regulations, posted on the Department’s website today, come after more than two years of deliberations, public hearings, negotiated rulemaking with a wide variety of higher education stakeholders and careful consideration of tens of thousands of public comments.
Raising the Bar for Loan Forgiveness – Inside Higher Ed
The Trump administration’s final borrower-defense regulations — a key part of new approach to college accountability — cut billions in potential loan relief for students who allege they were defrauded.
Additional Coverage on Borrower Defense
Scott Statement on Department of Education’s Final Borrowers Defense Rule; DeVos Issues Final Student Borrower Defense Rules – U.S. News; DeVos tightens rules for forgiving student loans – Politico.
UEI College Donates Desks to Los Angeles and Orange County Schools
Over the summer, UEI College campuses in Gardena and Anaheim donated 144 desks to 2 schools in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. The UEI Colleges in Gardena and Anaheim worked with local schools to pass on their student desks as UEI College upgraded to new ones throughout these counties.
Expert predicts 25% of colleges will “fail” in the next 20 years – CBS News
“I think 25% of schools will fail in the next two decades,” said Michael Horn, who studies education at Harvard University. “They’re going to close, they’re going to merge, some will declare some form of bankruptcy to reinvent themselves. It’s going to be brutal across American higher education.”
5 issues college leaders will confront this year – Education Dive
Enrollment, finances, immigration, free speech. Many of the issues expected at the top of college presidents’ work lists are carryovers from last year, with a few new wrinkles.
Orientation for the Adult Learner – Inside Higher Ed
Enrollment in college by those older than 25 has been steadily increasing in recent decades. It increased by 11 percent between 2006 and 2016. More than seven million students ages 25 and older are attending college in fall 2019, according to federal data.