Wheeling University to give degrees, under stipulations

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia education officials will allow the financially troubled Wheeling University to issue degrees if the college meets a list of conditions.

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission on Friday voted to let the school confer degrees through May 2020. But the university must provide a five-year financial plan, ideas for shuttered academic programs and a formal breakdown for students if the college were to close.

The approval comes after the school ended many of its academic programs, dropped its Jesuit affiliation and put its president on administrative leave. The commission was forced to postpone its reauthorization vote two times due to the school’s issues.

The school’s regional accrediting body is set to conduct its own review of the school later this year

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