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SACSCOC Reaffirmation Information

Accreditation at the College of Charleston

Regional Accreditation

The College of Charleston is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Artium Baccalaureatus, the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Professional Studies, the Bachelor of Science, the Master of Arts, the Master of Arts in Teaching, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Science, the Master of Education, and the Master of Public Administration.

Contact: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of the College of Charleston.

SACSCOC is one of six regional commissions in the US that accredits degree-granting institutions. Currently, SACSCOC accredits approximately 800 institutions in 11 southern states--Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia--and in Latin America. 

“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; and
  • maintains clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers and that indicate whether it is successful in achieving its stated objectives.”

The information provided on this page was taken from The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement (2012 edition), available at http://www.sacscoc.org/principles.asp


General Information

For more information about the College of Charleston's accreditation process, please visit the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning's (OIEP) webpage for Reaffirmation of Accreditation.