An Atlanta-area HBCU on path to regain accreditation
Morris Brown College in Atlanta announced that its application for accreditation had been approved after nearly 20 years of revocation due to debt and financial mismanagement.
The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges approved the college’s application and called for a vote as early as April to reinstate Morris Brown with its full accreditation status. That would permit the historically Black college access to federal funding, which could in return allow it to give more financial aid to students.
“This is history in the making,” President Kevin James said in a statement to The Associated Press. “Morris Brown intends to become the first HBCU to earn its accreditation back twenty years after losing it.” He added that the school will begin applying for aid, and permission to distribute it, after the accreditation committee votes on Morris Brown’s candidacy.