College Accreditation has come under fire for lax standards around credit hours, student persistence and completion. Now a major federal study has joined the criticism. Accreditor Is Not in Imminent Danger of Losing Status, Despite Scathing Federal Report <http://chronicle.com/article/Accreditor-Is-Not-in-Imminent/6323. The inspector general of federal department of education recommended North Central be suspended from accreditation of colleges for receiving federal aid.
Taking action against the North Central Higher Learning Commission,however, is likely to be lengthy and to have little or no effect on the more than 1,000 institutions it accredits.