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Paine Formally Removed from SACS-COC Membership

Paine College has officially been removed from membership with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges, following a final ruling from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on the school’s appeal for a temporary stay of its revocation in 2016.

The accrediting agency announced the formal removal last week, ending a four-year legal battle between the organization and the embattled private HBCU after its membership was initially terminated after years of non-compliance with financial and executive oversight standards…

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