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At First, 55 Schools Faced Sexual Violence Investigations. Now The List Has Quadrupled

The Obama administration sent shock waves through higher education in 2014 when it released a list of 55 schools that faced civil rights investigations related to their handling of sexual violence reports.

The tally eventually quadrupled. On Wednesday afternoon, less than two days before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office, the Obama administration released its final list of pending sexual violence investigations.

The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, or OCR, now has 304 investigations underway related to sexual violence issues at 223 colleges and universities. Some schools have multiple open cases.