Simmons College  has become accredited as the first private Historically Black Collegiate University, making it only the second HBCU in the state of Kentucky.

Simmons joins Kentucky State University, a public institution. 

From Insight News:

“Simply put, accreditation is value,” explained President Kevin Cosby. “It is proof that Simmons has met national standards necessary to produce graduates who are prepared to enter into selected professions.” He explained, “The accreditation of Simmons College of Kentucky will have a ripple effect throughout west Louisville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky and is the most monumental achievement, by African Americans, to take place in the state in the last 100 years.”

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Most HBCU’s were founded after the Civil War, when African Americans weren’t allowed to attend college with Whites.

Today, many of the institutions are struggling to keep there doors open. St. Paul’s College in Viriginia, shut its doors after being in existence since 1888.

Congratulations Simmons College.

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