- Mountain State University in West Virginia will remain accredited during a review process that is expected to take 10-16 weeks.
- The Higher Learning Commission informed the school on June 28 that it would no longer be accredited as of Aug. 27 due to issues related to administration, course quality and financial resources.
- Jerry Ice, chairman of Mountain State's board of trustees, said that the university would "forcefully pursue" its appeal, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report.
From the article:
Mountain State University, which is based in Beckley, W.Va., and operates a satellite location in Beaver County, will retain its accreditation while school officials vow to "pursue a vigorous appeal of a Higher Learning Commission decision to withdraw accreditation from the university."
Notice of the university's appeal will be filed by the Monday deadline, and the actual appeal must be filed no later than two weeks after that, said university spokesman Andrew Wessels. The commission's review process will take 10-16 weeks, he said. ...