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This Day in Georgia History

December 05, 1941

Ten Georgia Colleges Lost Accredidation

Because of the so-called “Cocking Affair,” the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools announced that ten Georgia colleges would be dropped from its accredited list because of “unprecedented and unjustifiable political interference by Governor Talmadge.” The ten colleges affected were:

University of Georgia - Athens
Georgia Tech - Atlanta
North Georgia College - Dahlonega
West Georgia College - Carrollton
Georgia State College for Women - Milledgeville
Middle Georgia College - Cochran
Georgia Southwestern College - Americus
Georgia Teacher’s College - Statesboro
South Georgia College - Douglas
Georgia State Women’s College - Valdosta

To view a brochure on the controversy, see the Digital Library of Georgia.