The Associated Press

WILBERFORCE, Ohio — A review team is visiting the nation’s oldest historically black private university to evaluate whether the school has resolved problems that have threated its accreditation.

A peer review team with the Higher Learning Commission is visiting Wilberforce University during the first part of this week to evaluate whether the school is in compliance with the organization’s accreditation criteria. The commission sent a warning last June requiring Wilberforce to show why accreditation shouldn’t be withdrawn, citing concerns with financial oversight, governance structures and the board of trustees.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the university has raised more than $6 million for improvement projects to save the school’s accreditation.

Without accreditation, the school couldn’t accept international students, and its other students would be ineligible for federal financial aid.

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