Two Black Universities Placed on Probation by Accrediting Agency

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has placed historically black Alabama A&M on accreditation probation for one year. Texas Southern University, a historically black educational institution in Houston, will remain on probation for another year. The accrediting agency cited institutional finances as the reason for the probations at each school.

The universities’ accreditation will be reviewed again next year. The loss of accreditation would mean students at these schools would be ineligible for federal financial aid.