The Accrediting Agencies and the Regional Educational Compacts

Axt, Richard G.
June 1960
Journal of Higher Education;Jun1960, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p306
Academic Journal
The article presents accrediting agencies and the regional educational compacts. There are three regional compacts established in 35 of the 50 states, to give direction to and set policies for regional agencies. The educational compacts are supervised by boards or commissions appointed by the governors of the involved states. It mentions that each accrediting agency is supported by a small staff. Financial support and administrative costs come from the member states. The main purpose of the three educational compacts is to increase educational opportunity for their citizens by empowering the states to undertake programs of regional planning and action in higher education.


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