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Document Number: 9985

Higher Education: Use of New Data Could Help Improve Oversight of Distance Education - This Government Accountability Office report found that the Education Department does not know which colleges enroll the most students through distance-education programs or which programs receive the most federal financial aid. As a result, the department is unable to focus its monitoring on the highest-risk programs. The report recommends that the department develop a plan to use new data that NCES is collecting to guide its oversight efforts. (U.S. Government Accountability office, November 2011)...

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