WV Higher Education Policy Commission revokes Alderson Broaddus University’s authority to award degrees

Charleston, WV (WOAY) – The board overseeing West Virginia’s four-year colleges and universities has revoked a small private university’s authority to award degrees.

The Higher Education Policy Commission announced Monday that Alderson Broaddus University will be prohibited from awarding degrees starting December 31.

The decision was made during an emergency meeting to address the Baptist University’s financial struggles, including $775,000 in utility debts.

The school has been struggling financially for several years.

Under the plan, the commission authorized its chancellor to enter an order directing the school’s next steps, which include not accepting new students.

The university has ten days to appeal the decision.

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