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Local college loses accreditation, now appealing decision

Published On: Jun 20 2013 10:01:35 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 22 2013 12:00:00 AM EDT
Virginia Intermont College
BRISTOL, Va. -

A local college has lost its accreditation.

A few weeks ago, News 5 reported Virginia Intermont's accreditation was being reviewed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission.  That board has now decided against accreditation and Wednesday voted to remove VI from its membership.

Virginia Intermont officials say the decision was based on the school's financial issues, not academic programs.

The school has filed an appeal of the decision and will remain accredited during that process.