Norfolk State's accreditation restored; VSU still on warning



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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk State University's accreditation has been restored to good standing after two years.

But Virginia State University's warning status will remain in effect for another six months.

Media outlets report that the board of trustees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges approved the moves on Tuesday.

The accrediting body had placed Norfolk State on warning status in 2013, saying it needed to address administrative issues such as bookkeeping that knocked the university out of compliance with its standards.

Virginia State was placed on warning for six months in June. The accrediting body cited deficiencies in accreditation standards that primarily involved faculty numbers, academic program coordination and financial aid processes.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

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