Statement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on C-RAC’s New Review Policy
September 21, 2016

"We applaud the plan announced today by the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC), which is designed to ensure that colleges and universities are doing all they can to enable their students to graduate with a quality degree. Under this new policy, regional accreditors will use a set of common criteria to identify institutions that may be struggling and subject them to additional scrutiny, while also considering individual institutional missions and student populations.

Accreditors ensure academic quality, which is vital to maintaining public confidence in colleges and universities. The most important aspect of accreditation, peer review, distinguishes quality control in American higher education from the rest of the world. Today’s announcement recognizes the great diversity of higher education institutions in this country and their individual missions, and takes into account the varying needs of the students they serve. We look forward to working with accreditors on this important initiative."

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