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Antioch College Gets State Approval

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – May 6, 2011 – Jim Petro, Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, has granted provisional authorization to Antioch College to offer the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.

State authorization is a critical step in Antioch College’s revival. Approval from the chancellor is a required statutory authorization that gives Antioch College legal license to operate as a legitimate institution of higher education.

This approval is also required in order for the College to submit its formal application for accreditation to the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Chancellor's approval follows a positive recommendation from a review team that visited the College in January. The team acknowleged in its recommendation that Antioch "meets the Chancellor's standards for undergraduate programs."

Authorization will continue through December 31, 2014. Until then, the College must submit annual reports to address any concerns of the OBR. The Chancellor’s staff will perform a follow-up review of the College’s programs prior to December 31, 2014 to determine continued authorization.

About Antioch College
A private, independent nonprofit liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Antioch College will offer a four-year, undergraduate residential experience to a new class of students beginning in the fall of 2011. The College curriculum puts equal emphasis on rigorous liberal arts learning, work (cooperative education), and community engagement. Students will complete individualized majors based on one of 11 concentrations, a language minor, and six full-time work experiences. The institution, originally founded in 1850, is now completely independent of Antioch University, the multi-campus system it created.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Gariot P. Louima 

Chief Communications Officer
Mobile: 937-581-8201
glouima@antiochcollege.org