Simmons College of Kentucky

3:54 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Louisville's Simmons College Gets National Accreditation

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Simmons College of Kentucky has become the state’s first private, historically black college to receive national accreditation. 

The accreditation was awarded on earlier this month by the Association of Biblical Higher Education, an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

With the recognition, Simmons will become the nation’s 107th Historically Black College and University and be eligible for a $300,000 annual grant from the Department of Education.

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5:00 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Louisville's Simmons College Anticipates Higher Education Accreditation

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Louisville’s historic Simmons College of Kentucky is expected to soon be accredited for the first time by the Association for Biblical Higher Education. This comes in the middle of a renaissance for the historically African American school over the past several years.

Simmons’ history in Louisville is rich. It was founded in the 19th century by former slaves at Seventh and Kentucky streets. The school barely made it out of the Great Depression, and was hit hard again during the Civil Rights movement.

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1:51 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Sen. Rand Paul: 'I'm Trying to Figure Out How To Get More Votes'

Sen. Rand Paul sits with Simmons College of Kentucky officials to engage in dialog.

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is asking Louisville’s African-American community to consider his vote.

Paul spoke to students and faculty members at Simmons College of Kentucky on Friday.

This follows his appearance this week at Howard University in Washington D.C. where Paul tried connecting black history to the Republican Party.

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