Baltimore International May Save Accreditation With Merger

August 15, 2011

Baltimore International College, a nonprofit college that focuses on culinary and hospitality education and was recently informed that it was losing its accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, is merging into a for-profit institution based in Virginia, The Baltimore Sun reported. Stratford University has many similar programs and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. So if the merger is approved by Maryland officials, Baltimore International's students would continue to be attending an accredited college, and thus be eligible for federal student aid.

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