Accreditor rejects appeal of decision to revoke Bennett College accreditation

February 22, 2019

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has rejected Bennett College’s appeal of a December decision to strip it of accreditation. The appeals panel of SACS found the December decision “to be reasonable, not arbitrary, and based on the standards cited,” said a statement released by the accreditor.

Without accreditation, a college’s students are not eligible for federal aid. Because the vast majority of Bennett students receive federal grants and loans, a loss of accreditation could make it impossible for the college to function.

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