Paul Quinn College Loses Appeal But Retains Accreditation, For Now

In June the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools decided to rescind the accreditation of Paul Quinn College, the historically black educational institution in Dallas, Texas. The college appealed the decision. However, last week the Appeals Committee of the SACS denied the appeal.

The college promptly filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Atlanta claiming that the accreditor denied the school due process and that the loss of accreditation would cause the college irreparable harm. The two parties in the lawsuit then agreed to a preliminary injunction that will protect the college’s accreditation until the court makes a ruling on the case.