New Partnership Gives Minerva Project a Path to Accreditation

The Minerva Project, a for-profit higher-education venture that bills itself as a new kind of university offering an online alternative for high-performing students around the world, announced on Wednesday that it had entered into a partnership with the Keck Graduate Institute, a life-sciences institution that is part of the Claremont University Consortium.

The agreement gives Minerva a path to earning accreditation, which is one hurdle it has faced since introducing its plan for a new university last year.

The company has grabbed headlines by attracting a big venture-capital investment and winning the support of some prominent higher-education personalities.

The institute is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, one of the nation’s six regional accreditors. Its partnership with Minerva is pending the accreditor’s approval.

For more, see this Chronicle article.

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