Sojourner-Douglass College in Baltimore received notice that it will lose its accreditation as of June 30. The college was notified by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that its appeal to retain its accreditation was denied. The commission said that inadequate financial resources was the primary reason that the college’s accreditation was revoked.
Sojourner-Douglass College was founded in 1972. While it was founded too late to be designated a historically Black college or university, Sojourner-Douglass College had a student body that was almost all Black and almost all women. The average age of a student at the college is 38.
The loss of accreditation will mean that students at Sojourner-Douglass College will no longer be eligible for federal financial aid. And almost all students at the college receive federal financial assistance.