Accrediting Agency Comes Down Hard on Black Colleges

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has placed Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Tougaloo College in Mississippi on probation. Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Virginia, had it probation extended for another 12 months. All three colleges were said to fall short of the accrediting body’s standard for financial stability.

Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, was placed on warning status. The university has been trying to sell some of its art collection to bolster the educational institution’s financial outlook.