Date on which the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) announced it was planning to revoke its accreditation of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina: 12/11/2018 

Number of years SACS had placed the private liberal arts school on probation before the announcement: 2

Including Bennett, number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for women nationwide: 2

Other than financial sustainability, reasons SACS gave for revoking Bennett's accreditation: 0

Bennett College's total endowment: $15 million

In comparison, endowment of SACS-accredited Duke University, which did not allow Blacks to attend until the 1960s, and whose originally-endowing family owned enslaved Blacks: $7.9 billion 

Amount Bennett set out to raise in hopes of keeping its accreditation: $5 million 

Amount the school ended up raising during its #StandWithBennett campaign, which drew the support of foundation leaders, college presidents, HBCU students, celebrities, and investors: $8.2 million 

Date on which Bennett will make a formal appeal before SACS to keep its accreditation: 2/18/2019

If the school loses accreditation, amount it would be eligible for in federal Title IV funding, which is critical to the survival of colleges like Bennett that enroll middle- and low-income students: $0

Including Bennett, number of bachelor-conferring institutions accredited by SACS that are currently on probation: 9

Number of those imperiled schools that are HBCUs: 6 

As of 2015, percent of SACS member schools that were HBCUs: 13

Percent of SACS's sanctions that have been placed on HBCUs: 25

Between 1998 and 2013, number of HBCUs that SACS put on warning or probation: 29 

During the same time period, number of HBCUs that lost their SACS accreditation:

Number of other HBCUs that have lost their SACS accreditation since that time: at least 2

Since 2005, number of schools that have appealed the loss of SACS accreditation:

Number that have succeeded: 1**

Year in which Paine College, a private HBCU in Augusta, Georgia, lost its accreditation with SACS over issues including financial deficiencies, after which the school appealed and sued the accrediting agency in federal court: 2016 

Date on which a judge ruled that the school could keep its SACS accreditation for now as it continues to pursue the appeal: 2/8/2019

* The other is Spelman College in Atlanta.
** Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Georgia.

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