Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

A community college in Alexander City, Alabama has been placed on probation due to financial issues.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges recently put Central Alabama Community College on a 12-month probation, according to

Central Alabama Community College President Susan Burrow says the probation is due to audit findings from previous years that at this point have mostly been resolved. Burrow says the probation won’t affect students or any school programs, and the college will retain its accreditation for the twelve-month period.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has placed Tuskegee University and Alabama State University on warning due to a lack of compliance with the accreditation agency's policies.

The association accredits the degree programs at both institutions. It placed Tuskegee University on a 12 month warning period, and extended a warning at Alabama State University for a second time -- now for a full year as well.

The Birmingham School System has been put on probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

School system officials said Thursday that although probation is a serious matter for the district, all of its schools are still accredited for the time being.

The accreditation agency sent a review team to Birmingham in mid-May and a report outlined micro management among other issues in the school district.