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Edison College placed on accreditation probation

Edison State College has been placed on probation for a year by its accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

The ruling means SACS will extend Edison's current accreditation but has opted not to renew it until college officials make changes.

The Southwest Florida campus was found to be out of compliance with the commissions academic rules.

Edison ran into trouble last year when it was found that the school and been substituting electives for core classes, which allowed students to graduate without completing their degree requirements. Other problems included employing too few full-time faculty members, and placing unqualified people into academic leadership rules.

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