2024 Reaffirmation of SACSCOC Accreditation

The College’s Reaffirmation of our Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is underway.  

What is reaffirmation of accreditation?

It is a two-year process of rigorous self-evaluation that culminates in two stages of peer review conducted by senior level faculty and administrators (Peer Evaluators) from other institutions accredited by SACSCOC.

What is accreditation ?

Accreditation is a designation or status that indicates to the public that a school meets certain quality standards set forth by the accrediting agency. Achieving and maintaining accreditation is very important because it:

  • Protects the public from fraudulent practices
  • Ensures compliance with basic quality standards
  • Allows students to transfer credits to other accredited schools
  • Allows colleges to be in good standing with the Federal Department of Education and dispense federal financial aid
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Seminole State is accredited by SACSCOC, the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. The Commission’s mission is the enhancement of education quality throughout the region and the improvement of the effectiveness of institutions by ensuring that they meet standards established by the higher education community that address the needs of society and students. 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, Latin America, and other international sites approved by SACSCOC that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees. 

SACSCOC also accepts applications from other international institutions of higher education. Accreditation by SACSCOC signifies that the institution: 

  • Has a mission appropriate to higher education
  • Has resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that mission
  • Maintains clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees its offers, and that indicate whether it is successful in achieving its stated objectives.

If you have questions about the accreditation of Seminole State College of Florida, call the Commission on Colleges at 404.679.4500. You may also send written correspondence to:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033-4097


For more information, please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research at 407.708.2224.