The Future of Higher-Ed Accreditation

by George Leef

In a Pope Center piece, Jane Shaw considers the future of the accreditation cartel (yes, that’s just what it is) and concludes that changes in our higher-education system may render it completely useless. Not that it really does much now to ensure that students get a quality education (it is neither necessary nor sufficient for that), but as we move toward a more competitive market in higher education, whether an institution is accredited will matter less and less.