June 2021 Accreditation Actions and Public Disclosure Statements

June 2021 Accreditation Actions

At its meeting on June 17, 2021, the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) took a number of actions regarding the accreditation status of candidate and member institutions in its region.  (Click onto June 2021 Accreditation Actions.)

The institutions listed immediately below were reviewed in September 2020 (delayed from June 2020 due to COVID-19), or December 2020, placed on a sanction, and required to submit additional reports for June 2021. Because the status was changed during the meeting of the SACSCOC Board of Trustees on June 17, 2021, their Disclosure Statements have been updated or deleted from the SACSCOC website.

  • Alamance Community College, Graham, NC (removed from Warning)
  • The Art Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA (removed from Warning)
  • The Art Institute of Houston, Houston, Texas (removed from Warning)
  • Bluefield College, Bluefield, Virginia (removed from Warning)
  • Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, Clifton Forge, VA (removed from Warning)
  • Kentucky Wesleyan University, Owensboro, Kentucky (removed from Probation)
  • Miami International University of Art & Design, Miami, Florida (removed from Warning)
  • Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer, North Carolina (See updated Disclosure Statement to be issued 6/23/2021)
  • Saint Augustine’s University, Raleigh, North Carolina (See updated Disclosure Statement to be issued 6/23/2021)
  • Saint Thomas University, Miami Gardens, Florida (removed from Warning)
  • Shorter University, Rome, Georgia (removed from Warning)
  • Southwestern Christian College, Terrell, Texas (See updated Disclosure Statement to be issued 6/23/2021)
  • Warner University, Lake Wales, FL (removed from Probation)

Please click onto the June 2021 Accreditation Actions for an update on the above institutions.

June 2021 Public Disclosure Statements

SACSCOC is authorized to post on its website Disclosure Statements for the following actions regarding the accreditation status of institutions: (1) institutions placed or continued on Warning or Probation, (2) institutions removed from accreditation or candidacy, (3) institutions denied initial candidacy or accreditation, (4) institutions denied authorization of a candidacy committee, and (5) special committees authorized separate from another SACSCOC Board action.

Each of the institutions listed below has had a Disclosure Statement prepared based on the action taken by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees on June 17, 2021. The Statement tells the status of the institution, a definition/description of the SACSCOC Board of Trustees action, the reason for the action, the next step in the institution’s review, and any other recent action taken by the SACSCOC Board that can be disclosed. All information disclosed in the following Statements is in accord with SACSCOC’s policy, “Disclosure of Accrediting Documents and Actions of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.”