The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is issuing warnings to two of Georgia’s public universities. SACS says Fort Valley State University in Middle Georgia needs to improve its finances, faculty competence, and the way it handles federal student aid.
The University of Georgia and six other colleges in the state have received a $4.9 million federal grant to encourage minority participation in science, math and technology fields. The program also aims to increase the number of minority students getting graduate degrees in those fields.
Fort Valley State University got a $1 million bio fuel research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The five-year grant will look at six crops including a type of sugar cane and several grass varieties.