Southern Virginia College Returns to Success by Catering to Mormon Students

It's not often a college loses its accreditation and lives to tell the tale. Southern Virginia College is one of the exceptions.

A former two-year college for women, Southern Virginia lost its accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1996 because of mounting debts. Once accreditation was gone, so was its access to federal funds.

That usually spells death for a college. But a group of business and education leaders, who were