Chipola Out of the Academic Dog House

One-year probation at Chipola College in Marianna has ended.

This time last year the College was placed on probation by its accrediting body, the South Association of College’s and Schools.

The probation was brought about by Chipola reporting funding for the bachelors degree program was $1.2 million. The funding was promised by the 2003 legislative session, but budget charges during the special session resulted in Chipola’s funding being severely reduced.

A special commission visited the school’s Marianna campus in September to evaluate Chipola’s response to recommendations concerning the bachelor degree program.

After that visit, the Southern Association of College’s and Schools decided to remove Chipola probation Wednesday. That decision came at the board’s annual meeting in Atlanta.