- For-profit college companies Apollo Group and Bridgepoint Education on Wednesday reported positive accreditation developments.
- The Western Association of Schools and Colleges awarded initial accreditation to Bridgepoint's Ashford University—one year after it first denied the for-profit for high student turnover, inadequate full-time faculty and student support staff numbers, and inconsistent curriculum quality.
- Apollo's University of Phoenix, on the other hand, reported that, though it was placed "on notice," its accreditation was renewed for 10 more years and it would not be placed on probation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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... The "on notice" status for Phoenix, which could last for up to two years, signals that the university could be on course to lose its accreditation unless it remedies concerns raised by the Higher Learning Commission. Still, the accreditor's action was welcome news to university leaders. ...