The Consortium of Unaccredited Colleges and Universities
CUCU was founded in 1996 in Orland, Wyoming.
The charter members were:
Calhoun-Tsuc College reorganized into the Central
Internet College and later reconfigured into the
American Freedom College,
Basin Ridge Evangelical American School for Teachers,
Wescott College now part of the
Intra Continental Institute,
Alabama Pacific College now called
Franklin Academy of Remedial Training reorganized
Franklin University of Central Kentucky
These schools are all associated as physical schools or
being centered on 'bricks and mortar' campuses. Many
members of the NAAUCU are primarily Internet Education
In 2000, the CUCU faced mortal difficulties after the
failure of Wescott College and extreme financial
problems crippled all member colleges. Also in
2000 Basin Ridge and Calhoun-Tsuc were temporarily
closed during ownership changes. Rather than
dissolving, the CUCU approached the NAAUCU concerning a
Other schools were added that didn't meet the criteria
after the merger; this made the CUCU financially more
viable as a component of the NAAUCU. However, they
receive probationary status until they can gain full
sanction from the CUCU.
Consortium of Unaccredited Colleges and Universities
represents the superior subcategory of the upper tier
school members in the
These organizations actually have an active
self-accreditation mission while the others have lesser
standards. These schools represent the higher tier of
All of these schools have actual libraries. Some
schools think they can be schools without libraries.
That is ridiculous; everyone knows you need at least one
book. All of these schools also have at least one PhD.
level faculty member.
Only two of the college
presidents of the CUCU have GED or lower as their
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