Accreditation Warning Removed at Grambling State

GRAMBLING La. — Grambling State University’s accreditation warning has been lifted, one month after the state legislative auditor’s annual financial report for the school found no significant problems.

The university announced Tuesday that it had received notification from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools that the six-month warning issued in June had been removed.

“I’m not surprised because I don’t think there were any other options since our own state authority found no findings, no cause, no reason for us to follow-up on anything. There’s nothing left to do but to keep up the good work,” Grambling State President Frank Pogue said in a statement.

The accreditation warning required the school to address issues related to financial aid and moveable property, such as computers and calculators.

Pogue said the university has worked to improve its accounting and finances. The school received a clean state audit for the fiscal year that ended June 30, with the review saying issues of missing property and tax penalties had been substantially resolved by university management.

Accreditation is a benchmark used to judge the worth of a school, reviewing governance, finance and integrity issues. It can affect the value of a degree in a job market and a school’s ability to attract faculty and students.