Morris Brown College completes 20-year journey to accreditation

The Georgia institution's enrollment had just a few dozen students and couldn't pay its bills before filing for bankruptcy.

Morris Brown College has received its accreditation, its biggest step in a two decades-long journey that its leaders hope will help the school to enroll more students.

The Virginia-based Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools voted Tuesday to grant Morris Brown full accreditation status, meaning its students can apply for federal loans and Pell grants, the association confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Students attending a school without accreditation cannot receive federal financial aid.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools revoked Morris Brown’s accreditation in 2002 because of the school’s ballooning debt.

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