AZCENTRAL.COM: Accrediting agency lifts sanction against University of Phoenix

Career College Central Summary:

  • The University of Phoenix has been removed from "notice" status by its accrediting agency and faces no other academic sanctions, the company announced Thursday.
  • The Higher Learning Commission, a private, nonprofit regional accrediting agency, took action June 25 after placing the university on notice two years ago. Sanctions potentially could have led to loss of accreditation.
  • Apollo Education Group Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, University of Phoenix Inc., faced concerns over governance, student assessment and faculty scholarship/research for doctoral programs, according to a company filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission in October.
  • The Higher Learning Commission announced the probationary period in July 2013, the same time that the HLC reaffirmed the University of Phoenix's accreditation through the 2022-2023 academic year.

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