Sojourner–Douglass College

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Sojourner–Douglass College
Established 1972; 42 years ago (1972)
Type Private school
President Charles Simmons, Ph.D.
Undergraduates Yes
Postgraduates Yes
Location Baltimore, Maryland, United States
39°17′38″N 76°36′00″W / 39.294°N 76.600°W / 39.294; -76.600Coordinates: 39°17′38″N 76°36′00″W / 39.294°N 76.600°W / 39.294; -76.600
Campus Urban (with satellite campuses in multiple cities)
Former names Homestead-Montebello Center (of Antioch University)
Affiliations Antioch University (1972–1980)

Sojourner–Douglass College is an American private college organized around an Afrocentric focus of study, located in Baltimore, Maryland. The college was founded in 1972 focuses on educating adult students. It has suffered from financial difficulties for the last few years with its regional accreditation being threatened several times; it is currently on "show cause" status with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and has until September 1 to convince its accreditor to not revoke its accreditation.[1]


Established in 1972 as the Homestead-Montebello Center of Antioch University,[2][3] the institution became an independent entity with a four-year program on July 1, 1980. The school was named in honor of African-American abolitionists Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass.[when?]


Charles Simmons, Ph.D., has been the institution's first and only president.


Sojourner–Douglass College's bachelor's degree programs are geared toward adult learners. S-DC also offers a master's degree in applied social science. It is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Although it is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, it was placed on "show cause" status in March of 2014 for financial difficulties and has until September 1, 2014 to convince the accreditor that its accreditation should not be revoked.[1]

On November 20, 2014, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education acted to withdraw accreditation from Sojourner-Douglass College effective June 30, 2015.[4]


Satellite campuses are located in other areas in Maryland (Annapolis, Cambridge, Salisbury, Owings Mills, and Lanham) as well as in Nassau, Bahamas.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Carrie Wells (March 12, 2014). "Sojourner-Douglass College in danger of losing accreditation". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sojourner–Douglass College History". Sojourner–Douglass College. Retrieved July 4, 2008.
  3. ^ S-DC :: President's Office :: President's Biography
  4. ^ "Public Disclosure Statement: Sojourner-Douglass College". Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. November 20, 2014. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Campus Locations". Sojourner–Douglass College. Retrieved July 4, 2008.

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