We look back at several major policy changes over the last four years and at what could be ahead if President Donald Trump is reelected.
President Donald Trump hasn’t said much on the campaign trail or during his last four years in office about his formal plans for the country’s colleges and universities. But significant regulatory shifts have occurred during his tenure.
Trump’s Education Department rolled back key Obama-era regulations and crafted new rules in their place, including for aspects of accreditation and online learning, as well as how colleges address sexual violence on campus.
Several of the administration’s policies have made it harder for international students to study in the U.S. Meanwhile, the Justice Department is targeting affirmative action policies at elite universities. And Trump issued executive orders tying research funding to free speech and barring colleges that receive federal funding from conducting certain kinds of diversity training.