uPhoenix given accreditation, but put on “notice”

July 15, 2013

The University of Phoenix has been informed by its regional accreditor that it has been put on “notice” for the next 2 years, after being told this past February that it might be put on probation. The notice status means that uPhoenix will have to submit a report that lists corrective measures taken to remain in compliance with accreditation criteria. A report from the accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, told uPhoenix that it had insufficient autonomy from its corporate parent, and that NCACS was also concerned about the institution’s graduation and retention rates, methods for assessing student learning, and reliance on federal student aid. Inside Higher Ed

Postscript: July 14, 2015

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) removed the University of Phoenix from “on notice” status effective June 25, according to corporate filings published Thursday. The Commission placed the school on notice two years ago over concerns about the school’s governance structure. The corporate filing indicates that uPhoenix submitted a report to HLC in November 2014 “providing evidence that the University has ameliorated those conditions that led to the Notice status.” Inside Higher Ed | Chronicle of Higher Education | Corporate Filing