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The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America and other international sites approved by the Commission that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees. The Commission also accepts applications from other international institutions of higher education.

Mission Statement: The mission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is to assure the educational quality and improve the effectiveness of its member institutions.
Core Values: The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has six core values. They are:
Continuous Quality Improvement
Peer Review/Self-regulation
Student Learning
Vision Statement: To serve as the premier model for shaping and ensuring the quality of higher education throughout the world.

Proposed Principles of Accreditation: In accordance with the SACSCOC Standing Rules, periodically, the Board will convene a committee to conduct a review of the Principle of Accreditation. Over the last 18 months, the Principles Review Committee has received input and discussed various matters regarding the Principles. At the Board of Trustees meeting in July, the proposed Principles of Accreditation were approved. Moreover, in accordance with the Standing Rules, the Board will forward the proposed standards to the College Delegate Assembly for its consideration at the December 2017 Annual Meeting. Click here to access the proposed Principles and pertinent transitional information related to Reaffirmation of Accreditation, Fifth-Year Interim Reports, as well as Applicant and Candidate Institutions.

Click on a state to view current SACSCOC Accredited and Candidate Colleges & Universities. For additional information relating to Colleges and Universities,
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December 2-5, 2017
Dallas, Texas

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