Ashford Accreditor Greenlights Merger, Holds Off On Decision to Convert to Non-Profit

On Wednesday, Ashford University and University of the Rockies (both for-profit schools) announced their plan to merge into a single institution has received the green light from their accreditor, WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The colleges also hope to transition the newly formed Ashford University into a non-profit entity, but the accreditor did not make any decision in that regard.