More than 15 years after losing its accreditation because of financial aid fraud, Morris Brown College is trying to regain it.
ATLANTA (AP) — MORE than 15 years after losing its accreditation because of financial aid fraud, Morris Brown College is trying to regain it.
Spokeswoman Gale Gay tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the historically black college is seeking accreditation from the federally recognized Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. New interim president Kevin James has told supporters the school will be “accredited within 12 to 18 months.”
The Virginia-based association’s president Timothy Eaton says accreditation approval typically takes at least three years. But last fall, Augusta’s Paine College received “candidacy status” for its accreditation application, which allows students to receive federal financial aid and have their degrees recognized.
Founded in 1881, Morris Brown’s enrollment is down from a peak of 2,700 to 42. James says fundraising is key to the college’s plans.
Source: US News