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Coloring outside the lines: Why innovation in higher ed is happening beyond traditional schools


Accreditation is often unpredictable, but it’s not the only route to ensuring a minimum standard of quality

Accreditation doesn’t happen overnight. The process varies between accreditors, but a new school could reasonably expect to spend the better part of a decade proving itself before gaining accreditation.

For instance, a hypothetical New School University in the Northeast would first need to apply for eligibility; two years later it could apply for candidacy. After five years of candidacy, New School U would then be able to apply for full accreditation.

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