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BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) -- Mountain State University says it's addressing another accreditation issue.

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs has placed Mountain State's diagnostic medical sonography associate degree program on probation. The decision doesn't affect the bachelor's degree program.

School of Health Sciences dean Karen Bowling says the school identified the issues, which date to 2007. She did not provide details.

Ninety-three students are enrolled in the online associate degree program and 23 are enrolled in the classroom program. Bowling says they are being notified of the probation, along with students seeking admission to the program.

A progress report must be prepared for the commission by June 29.

The private Beckley-based university already has lost accreditation for its nursing program and is working to maintain its overall accreditation.

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