“NECHE continues to be concerned that Hampshire is in danger of not meeting its accreditation standards”
They’re not out of the woods yet. This issue will be revisited as they attempt to improve the school’s financial outlook.
Western Mass News reports:
Hampshire College to remain accredited at least through November
Hampshire College will remain a fully accredited school at least through November of this year.
The school said that the New England Commission of Higher Education is deferring a formal judgement on accreditation status until the fall.
Hampshire College has come across financial issues this year and announced they will have about 600 students for 2019.
They have been working on fundraising efforts, saying they’ve raised $7 million in the course of three months.
Hampshire College’s interim president Ken Rosenthal added in a statement, in part: “NECHE continues to be concerned that Hampshire is in danger of not meeting its accreditation standards and that, if current conditions continue or worsen, accreditation may be withdrawn.” and continued “The commission also recognized that Hampshire is in a period of unprecedented transition, and much is not yet known.”
Hampshire will report back to the commission November 1.
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