In early February 2015, the Baltimore-based college closed its satellite campus in Edgewater, with the college's president announcing that all but one employee at the branch had been let go. As reported in the Baltimore Sun, the campus closed amidst questions raised by a pending lawsuit alleging that the school had failed to pay rent at the location.
Meanwhile, Sojourner-Douglass, founded in 1972 and serving non-traditional students, awaits word on its future from its accrediting agency, which voted in November 2014 to withdraw accreditation for the school primarily due to financial instability. The school appealed the decision by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which is expected to rule on the appeal later in February 2015.
If the school loses its accreditation, it will not be eligible to receive grants and loans from the United States Department of Education, which is the primary means by which students pay for their education at Sojourner-Douglass.
The school has lost substantial numbers of students as its troubles have mounted. According to the Baltimore Sun, enrollment has dropped to approximately 750, down from 1,300.
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