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Accreditor Lifts Restrictions on 10 Campuses of Career Education Corp.

12/19/2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education - December 18, 2012

The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges has vacated an order it issued in June threatening the accreditation of 10 campuses operated by the Career Education Corporation, the company said in a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The accreditor’s“show cause” order had required the institution to submit information about how the campuses were reporting and verifying job-placement data for graduates of their programs. The campuses’ accreditation remained in place during the review. Lifting the order means they are now free to pursue new program approvals. Another accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, previously removed a similar order that affected 49 of the company’s health and art-and-design colleges.