Knoxville College finally set to apply for reaccreditation after 27 years without

After more than two decades of operating without accreditation, Knoxville College is seeking to regain that stamp of approval as it searches for its next president.

Leaders at the only historically Black college in East Tennessee say they plan to submit an application within a month to the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools for to regain accreditation, which says the college is maintaining certain levels of educational standards.

Knoxville College’s loss of national accreditation in 1997 had a significant impact, exacerbating an ongoing decline in student enrollment and worsening financial woes. Without accreditation, students have been ineligible for federal financial aid, making it even more challenging to attract students and retain faculty.

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