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Re: Bad news for Bennett College: School faces the loss of its accreditation
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 06:21:51 PM »
Basically Bennett has lost its accreditation.  :'(  I don't recall a college winning the appeal.  :'(

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Re: Bad news for Bennett College: School faces the loss of its accreditation
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2018, 06:43:17 PM »
And Bennett the does not have the star power, influence, and deep pockets Johnnetta Cole bought to the table the last time this happened over a decade ago.  It ain't over yet but damn, I hate hearing this today. 

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Re: Bad news for Bennett College: School faces the loss of its accreditation
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2018, 06:55:49 PM »
Out of respect for the college, the Greensboro newspaper downplayed the situation. They have been facing loss of accreditation for the past 2 years. At this point they have lost their accreditation pending an appeal.

What happened to Paine College? Has their lawsuit been settled?

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Re: Bad news for Bennett College: School faces the loss of its accreditation
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2018, 07:32:09 PM »
They only have 469 students👀
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Re: Bad news for Bennett College: School faces the loss of its accreditation
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2018, 08:21:11 PM »
My aunt went to Bennett.
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Re: Bad news for Bennett College: School faces the loss of its accreditation
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2018, 08:40:54 PM »
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Re: Bad news for Bennett College: School faces the loss of its accreditation
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2018, 09:30:30 PM »
Out of respect for the college, the Greensboro newspaper downplayed the situation. They have been facing loss of accreditation for the past 2 years. At this point they have lost their accreditation pending an appeal.

What happened to Paine College? Has their lawsuit been settled?

https://paine.edu/web/mycampus/home/-/journal_content/56/10217/90378
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Re: Bad news for Bennett College: School faces the loss of its accreditation
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2018, 12:02:04 AM »
Bennett College enrollment

Paine College enrollment

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Re: Bad news for Bennett College: School faces the loss of its accreditation
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2018, 08:19:01 AM »
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Re: Bad news for Bennett College: School faces the loss of its accreditation
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2018, 10:15:41 AM »
45 days. Friends, we have 45 days to raise funds to help Bennett College regain its accreditation with SACSCOC.

Over the past two years, Bennett has made significant gains in addressing our financial stability. Some of the significant strides made to achieve sustainability include:

- Bennett generated a surplus of $461,038 and had no audit findings.

- Bennett was approved for a capital loan deferment over a six-year period with a financial benefit of nearly $9 million.

- Bennett has steadily increased its fundraising from $3.47 million to $4.25 million over a 3-year period.

- Bennett’s enrollment has been trending upward for 2 years from 409 in 2017 to 471 in 2018.

- Our retention rate is also significantly up from 44% in Fall 2017 to 53% in Fall 2018.

- The average GPA of new freshwomen increased from 2.8 in 2017 to 3.2 in 2018.

- Bennett continues to support mission activities, and academic and student programs.

Despite all of these accomplishments, SACSCOC felt that we fell short. We are appealing their decision and working hard to raise money by February 1.

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Re: Bad news for Bennett College: School faces the loss of its accreditation
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2018, 11:21:36 AM »
I hope my lil ole donation helps  ::)

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Re: Bad news for Bennett College: School faces the loss of its accreditation
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2018, 11:53:06 AM »
JBROB, help me to understand. When they take away your accreditation, it's a done deal right? An appeal only means that you are challenging their decision based on unfair treatment by them. With that said, how can raising money now help the situation? Is it the hope to overturn the past, and get a new review based on current finances? Paine did this and  took the accreditation board to court but apparently it did not work. It just seems very difficult to raise funds and attract students when you are in the sort of flux.

I blame all of this on Malveaux, she should have been a better steward fo the money Cole raised. They got all those nice buildings but the decision to build so quickly was lethal.

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Re: Bad news for Bennett College: School faces the loss of its accreditation
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2018, 01:40:24 PM »
I blame all of this on Malveaux, she should have been a better steward fo the money Cole raised. They got all those nice buildings but the decision to build so quickly was lethal.

And isn't she an economist? 

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Re: Bad news for Bennett College: School faces the loss of its accreditation
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2018, 02:44:01 PM »
Bennett could follow Paine's path in gaining TRACCS accreditation. That will still allow their students to use federal-aid.

 

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