UNCF Report Calls for Reforms in the Accreditation Process for HBCUs


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A new report from the Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is highly critical of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the accrediting body for the vast majority of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities. Since 2000, four HBCUs who were members of the UNCF have lost accreditation. In addition, nine of the 37 private HBCUs that comprise UNCF membership — almost a quarter — were sanctioned between 2015 and 2018. About one third of all institution sanctioned in 2017 and 2018 were HBC...