Tennessee State University remains accredited for now, but the historically African-American school has one year to overhaul polices or else it could lose accreditation.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools put the school on warning Tuesday, TSU announced in a news release, after a SACS commission denied the university’s long-term, 10-year accreditation.
“TSU remains accredited, and today’s announcement will not impact any student’s graduation or the value of any certificate or degree earned at the university,” the release reads.
Reportedly, Fisk University has been put on warning of losing its accreditation, too. Fisk officials could not be reached for comment.
In 12 months, TSU is expected to reapply for its accreditation by submitting to the SACS Commission on Colleges a monitoring report that demonstrates the school’s ongoing compliance and institutional effectiveness are fully implemented and documented.
TSU’s warning status was announced Tuesday at the SACS Commission on Colleges’ annual meeting in Louisville.
In March, the SACS Commission on Colleges began documenting TSU’s institutional effectiveness.
“The 12-month period will give TSU an excellent opportunity to provide additional documentation demonstrating a fully integrated institutional effectiveness model that includes assessment and evaluation processes that link to our mission and goals,” the TSU release reads.