SACSCOC Reaffirmation of Accreditation
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or SACSCOC.
What is SACSCOC?
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or SACSCOC is the regional accrediting body for institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degrees. These institutions are located in the eleven U.S. southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, N. Carolina, S. Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) and Latin America.
What is the Purpose of Accreditation?
An institution that is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or SACSCOC is evidenced as having a valid purpose to higher education and ensures their services, programming, and resources support that purpose. Accreditation is a voluntary process and utilizes a self-regulatory mechanism. This process allows for the assessment of an institution's effectiveness, the determination to enhance the quality of student learning outcomes and the demonstration of the compliance with standards.
How is Accreditation Attained?
In order to gain or maintain accreditation with Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Collegesor SACSCOC, institutions are required to comply with the standards contained in the Principles of Accreditation: Foundation for Quality Enhancement and with the policies and procedures of the commission on Colleges. These principles apply to all applicants, candidates, and member institutions, regardless of type of institution (public, private for-profit, private not-for-profit).