April 3, 2019
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos welcomed news today that the committee debating her proposed “Accreditation and Innovation” higher education reforms reached consensus on the text of the draft rules. The package of higher education regulations is aimed at rethinking higher education to improve outcomes and accountability for students, institutions and taxpayers.
September 10, 2018White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Announces 2018 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars
Washington – The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities announced today the names of 63 students from 54 HBCUs who have been selected as 2018 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars – the Initiative's highest student recognition.
August 10, 2018
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Education today announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to rescind Gainful Employment (GE) regulations in order to provide useful, transparent higher education data to students and treat all institutions of higher education fairly.
April 13, 2018Expanding Pathways to Success After High School, U.S. Department of Education Approves First Innovative EQUIP Experiment
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Brookhaven College, part of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), is the first to receive final approval to enroll students in the Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships (EQUIP) experiment.
March 6, 2018Secretary DeVos provided opening remarks for the Rethink Higher Education panel at the SXSW EDU Conference and Festival.
July 27, 2017
Good morning! Thank you, Cameron, for the kind introduction and for your leadership at North Central Michigan College. Michael Hansen, thank you for your leadership of this association.
And thank you all for what you do to provide Michiganders with innovative alternatives throughout their lifelong learning journeys.
December 16, 2016Education Department Announces Final Rule on State Authorization of Postsecondary Distance Education, Foreign Locations
December 12, 2016Education Department Establishes Enhanced Federal Aid Participation Requirements for ACICS-accredited Colleges
Beginning today, the U.S. Department of Education will inform colleges accredited by the Accrediting Council on Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) of additional operating conditions required for continued participation in the federal student aid programs.
December 9, 2016
On March 23, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia remanded to the Secretary the December 12, 2016 decision of then-Secretary John King withdrawing the recognition of ACICS. On April 3, 2018, Secretary DeVos ordered further review of the agency's petition. Below are updated resources related to this ongoing review:
September 16, 2016U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., spoke at a college fair at Craigmont High School in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, to highlight ways that students and parents can access and pay for college, as part of this year's "Opportunity Across America" back-to-school bus tour. The Secretary shared information about the new, early Oct. 1 availability of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Scorecard—both resources that help students prepare to apply for college.