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Outcomes in Higher Education

A New Accreditor Focused on
Economic Mobility


The Postsecondary Commission wants to be a new type of accreditor for outcomes-focused institutions.

The Postsecondary Commission (PSC) aspires to be a federally recognized accreditor of institutions of higher education that produce high rates of economic mobility for their students. PSC is led by a fully independent Board of Commissioners.


PSC will accredit new and existing institutions that clearly improve the economic mobility of their students.

PSC-accredited institutions will be accountable for, and transparent about, their student outcomes, especially outcomes related to economic mobility. The characteristics of the institutions that PSC will accredit are described further here.


PSC is developing its accreditation standards, policies, and procedures and will release them in the coming months.

As required by US Department of Education (ED) regulations, PSC will practice its accreditation model with partner institutions over the next several years, before submitting to ED its application for recognition.  PSC will request federal recognition as an institutional accreditor with Title IV gatekeeping authority.


On this website, in the Fall of 2023, the Postsecondary Commission will publish and seek comment on its standards for accreditation .