With Accreditation Hanging in the Balance, Paul Quinn College Enrollments Are Down by 65 Percent

This past June, Paul Quinn College, the historically black educational institution in Dallas, Texas, was stripped of its accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The college took the matter to court and was able to maintain accreditation while the legal process takes its course.

The college opened for classes last week with only 150 students. This is about one third the enrollment level for the fall of 2008.

The college did have some good news to report. A $500,000 donation was received from the Meadows Foundation of Dallas. This was the largest cash gift to the college in over a decade.