Historically Black Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Receives Accreditation Warning

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, a historically black institution which is part of the 14-campus Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, received a warning from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that it was in danger of losing its accreditation. The commission stated that Cheyney was deficient in three of its 14 ratings categories relating to financial strength and long-range planning. Three predominantly white colleges, one in New York and two in Pennsylvania, were also given warnings.

Over the past 20 years only one college in the Middle States region has been stripped of accreditation.