April 18, 2010
Online Educators Balk at Proposal Requiring State Authorizations
Richard J. Bishirjian, president of Yorktown University, got a big surprise last weekend at the meeting of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of the nation's six regional accrediting organizations.
Colleges need accreditation in order to be eligible for federal student aid, and Yorktown, a for-profit, online university based in Denver, has been considering applying to be accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. But Mr.