Paine College will lose its accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges, The Augusta Chronicle reported on Thursday.
The accrediting body said the historically black private college had not met standards for financial resources, financial stability, and control of sponsored research and external funds.
The college was put on probation in 2014 after the accrediting commission found Paine had not met 10 standards. Its probation continued in 2015 after the commission found the college had not sufficiently improved.
Paine can appeal the decision, but it could take up to six months for a resolution.