Mountain State appeals accreditation revocation
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Mountain State University, which has a satellite program on the campus of Community College of Beaver County, announced Tuesday it will fight efforts to revoke its accreditation.
The Higher Learning Commission recently announced that it planned to withdraw accreditation from Mountain State, which is based in Beckley, W.Va., on Aug. 27 unless an appeal is filed. With an appeal, its accreditation would remain in effect until the appeal is resolved.
At a satellite campus in Beaver County, Mountain State offers bachelor's and master's programs in leadership. This past school year, 117 students were enrolled. Mountain State has about 6,200 students nationwide.
In a news release, interim president Richard E. Sours said, "We do not believe the action was warranted, particularly in the context of the far-reaching and comprehensive changes that have taken place at Mountain State University over the past 12 months."
First Published July 11, 2012 12:00 am