With Higher Ed in Crisis, the Lack of Financial Oversight Is Glaring
Sarah Butrymowicz, The Hechinger Report/NBC News
In theory, government agencies and accrediting bodies have safeguards to protect students from abrupt college closures. Schools at risk of shutting down should be required to prepare smooth transitions for their students. Yet, that is often not the case.
Yvonne Mendez knows this reality firsthand. Mendez was only six months away from graduating with a registered nursing degree from Anamarc College in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, when the school abruptly closed. Even institutions that do provide a few days’ or weeks’ notice often still leave students scrambling to find new ways to finish their degrees.