The college has continued to operate, albeit with far fewer students than its peak of 2,700 before losing accreditation. Its enrollment was about 40 students earlier this year, officials said.
Morris Brown College last year became a correspondence school with the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), which means the college has been officially approved to start the process to become accredited. The college hopes this year to be a candidate for accreditation with TRACS.
Once a candidate, Morris Brown said it will be eligible for federal Title IV funding, which includes Pell grants and Perkins loans.
Morris Brown was founded by the Georgia Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1881. It was the first historically black college and university in Georgia founded by African-Americans.