The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - Attorneys for Paul Quinn College have secured a preliminary injunction to maintain the school's accreditation as it prepares for fall classes.

The Dallas school on Thursday announced the injunction will allow Paul Quinn to remain accredited during its legal fight against the Decatur, Ga.-based Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The oldest historically black college in Texas filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday in Atlanta to regain accreditation after losing an appeal earlier this week to the association.

In June, a commission with the accreditation agency voted to drop Paul Quinn's membership, citing financial and academic performance issues.

School begins Oct. 5.

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