Wilberforce University Will Learn Its Accreditation Status Soon

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WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) – Two small Ohio higher education institutions are set to find out their accreditation status that’s needed for students to be eligible for certain types of financial aid.

The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1MxbPYv) a Higher Learning Commission meeting in November will determine if Antioch College in Yellow Springs and Wilberforce University will be accredited.

Wilberforce is one of the nation’s oldest historically black private universities. The Commission told the university in 2014 that it needed to address leadership problems, deteriorating buildings, and high levels of debt, among other shortcomings.

Antioch closed during the recession in 2008. It reopened in 2011 and is trying to get accredited for the first time.

Students who graduate from an unaccredited school could face difficulties with being accepted into graduate schools or getting jobs.

Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com