Baltimore International College officials said the institution would explore a merger that might allow it to survive the stripping of its accreditation in June by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The revocation of accreditation for the culinary college was one of many negative actions that the regional accrediting agency imposed at its meeting last month, which added four colleges (Baltimore City Community College, Caribbean University, Luzerne County Community College,and Richmond, the American International University in London) to its rolls of institutions on probation and issued warnings to nine other colleges, listed below. Most of the institutions that Middle States placed on probation or warned were cited for their failure to provide evidence that they were assessing their own institutional effectiveness or the extent of student learning.
- Columbia-Greene Community College
- Erie Community College
- Essex County College, NJ
- Institute of World Politics
- Kean University
- Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
- SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill
- Union Theological Seminary, NY
- Washington Theological Union, DC
Four colleges (all campuses of the University of Puerto Rico) were continued on probation, while seven other branches of the Puerto Rican university were removed from probation.