Middle States Commission on Higher Education



Information About the Accreditation Status of Technical Career Institutes, Inc.

On September 1, 2017, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education received notification that Technical Career Institutes, Inc. ceased operations and closed effective September 1, 2017. As a result, on September 6, 2017, the Executive Committee took the following action regarding Technical Career Institutes, Inc:

To note that accreditation has ceased for Technical Career Institutes, Inc., effective September 1, 2017, because the institution has closed, without prior approval, and requested that the Commission withdraw its accreditation while on show cause. To document receipt of the show cause report and teach-out plan. To require that the institution submit within five business days from the date of this action: (1) an updated, comprehensive teach-out plan with detailed and signed teach-out agreements, including but not limited to provisions for completing and issuing transcripts for any students wishing to transfer to another institution and appropriate arrangements for the permanent disposition of all student records currently held by the institution so that students and alumni will be able to obtain accurate and complete transcripts in the future; (2) proof of dissemination of this action letter to the TCI Community including all governing board members, students, full-time faculty and staff, and other faculty and staff members with significant roles; (3) notification to current and prospective students of the withdrawal of Middle States accreditation effective September 1, 2017; and (4) accurate information regarding the institution's accreditation status provided wherever the institution's web pages, publications, and announcements make reference to Middle States accreditation and in all other appropriate places and venues, such as wherever information is provided to students. To note that the Commission directed liaison guidance consultation occurred. To note that a small team visit will not be conducted at this time because the institution has closed while on show cause prior to the visit.