Department Of Education Accreditation Issue


(WBRE/WYOU) – The Department of Education yanked its recognition as one of the nations largest accreditors. 

The McCann School of Business and Technology could soon be scrambling to find new accreditor, an entity that helps ensure quality within institutions of higher education. 

The U.S Department of Education recently decided to withdraw its recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. 

The Department of Education accuses the accrediting organization of poor oversight of its schools. 

In a statement to Eyewitness News, a spokesperson for McCann said: “We are, of course, exploring all of our options with other potential accrediting organizations. We will be ready for any change and will plan for a seamless transition in order to protect our students and their career plans.”

Students at ACICS accredited schools could risk losing federal financial aid if their schools don’t find a new accreditor soon…and they could have a hard time finding employment after graduation. 

The Accrediting council for Independent colleges and schools says it plans to appeal the Department of Education’s Decision. 

The organization also accredited ITT Technical Institute in Dunmore which recently closed. 

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