(U.S. News & World Report, July 20, 2023)
Before applying to an institution check its accreditation, which is crucial for federal aid and educational quality. “If an institution is receiving federal funds, absolutely the accrediting organization needs to be recognized by the federal government but also by the Council for Higher Education, because our foci are different,” CHEA president Cynthia Jackson Hammond says. “We want to make sure that when a student graduates from an institution in a particular field, he or she is able to succeed."
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