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Press Release – Standards Available for Public Comment

September 19, 2023
PSC Board of Commissioners approved on September 18, 2023 draft accreditation standards to be released for public comment.

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 […]

Oversight of College Quality & Approval of New Colleges by Accreditors in Texas

February 6, 2023
In this report for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, our President Stig Leschly and Researcher Yazmin Guzman analyze the activity of accreditors active in Texas over the last decade and find that they rarely hold institutions accountable for student outcomes and rarely accredit new institutions.

A Policy Brief for the American Enterprise Institute

September 21, 2022
PSC’s Stig Leschly writes a policy memo for AEI’s Conservative Education Reform Network on the need for a movement of innovative new institutions of higher education.

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.