As reported by NBC affiliate WPSD, the university based in Mayfield lost its accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS) after failing to comply a series of core requirements, including faculty competence, student support services, and financial stability.
Accreditation is required for an institution of higher education like Mid-Continent University to be eligible for state and federal financial aid for student tuition, which is the lifeblood of most colleges and universities.
The chair of Mid-Continent's Board of Trustees, Tom Butler, told WPSD that he didn't know of any plans to appeal the loss of accreditation, but he said the school did intend to resume classes for students at a later date to be determined.
Loss of accreditation can adversely effect students and graduates with regard to issues like credit transfers.
According to its own website, Mid-Continent is a "Great Commission, Baptist, undergraduate and graduate, teaching institution whose primary purpose is to provide Christ-centered quality higher education."
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