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Southeastern University has lost its accreditation and won't be offering a fall term.

The school's accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education lapsed Aug. 31. The commission found that the small private college lacked rigor and faced shrinking enrollment and financial instability.

Of the 645 students enrolled last fall, more than 300 graduated in late June. Many others transferred to the University of the District of Columbia, Trinity Washington University or Washington Adventist University.

Nineteen of Southeastern's 60 faculty and staff members remain, and there is still a possibility the university could merge with GS Graduate School. Southeastern was founded by the YMCA in 1879.

Patrick Madden reports...

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