The Indianapolis-based school has been faulted by the Higher Learning Commission for low graduation rates and financial instability, resulting in imposition of probation in 2014. The Indianapolis Star reported last year that the HLC had faulted Martin University for a variety of problems, including an "extremely low" six-year graduation rate of 14.3 percent.
University President Eugene White has assured students and faculty that a turnaround is feasible. According to the Star, Mr. White is the fourth leader of the institution since 2007, when leader and founder the Rev. Boniface Hardin retired.
After placing Martin on probation in February 2014, the HLC has allowed a period the school to undergo a period of self-study allowing for improvement in its performance. According to the HLC, "At its meeting in June 2015, the [HLC] Board will review materials related to this evaluation and determine whether the University can be removed from Probation. If the University has not resolved the Board’s concerns that led to the imposition of Probation and has not demonstrated that it is in compliance with all Criteria for Accreditation and Core Components, other action by the Commission may be appropriate."
Students and graduates with concerns about the future of Martin University and the causes of its problems who wish to share those concerns with attorneys may do so here or by sending an e-mail to contact @collegewatchdogs.net.