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PSC in the News: Rigorously Measuring Economic Outcomes

May 10, 2024
PSC’s work and model explained in this piece by Samuel Negus for the James Martin Center.

Press Release: PSC & Texas State Technical College Announce Partnership

December 1, 2023
PSC announces partnership with Texas State Technical College to pilot and evaluate its accreditation model.

Event Summary: Measuring Value in Higher Education with AEI

October 19, 2023
PSC joined AEI at an event exploring different facets of measuring value in higher education.

Stig Leschly Shares PSC’s Proposed Accreditation Model Before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Higher Education & Workforce Development

August 9, 2023
Stig Leschly, president and founder of the Postsecondary Commission (PSC), testified before the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development during the July 27, 2023 hearing, “Lowering Costs and Increasing Value for Students, Institutions, and Taxpayers.” In his testimony, Leschly outlined the four characteristics that make up PSC’s proposed model of accreditation – economic […]

Report on the Age of Colleges and an Analysis of New College Accreditation

June 1, 2022
The vast majority of postsecondary students in the US attend institutions that are more than 40 years old, and few new 2YR and 4YR institutions have been accredited in the past 20 years. These are two of the findings from our analysis of the age of US colleges and the process of new college accreditation.

Report on Oversight of College Academic Quality by Higher Education Accreditors

March 1, 2022
In this analysis of the actions taken by accreditors over the last decade, we find that accreditors rarely discipline institutions for poor student outcomes or questionable academic programming.