Lane College has successfully received another 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The SACSCOC, one of the leading regional accrediting bodies in the U.S., has recognized Lane for its continued dedication to maintaining high educational standards.
Lane was recently notified of the SACSCOC board decision, and the reaffirmation yielded no recommendations or findings.“
As a trusted body, the board’s approval signifies that Lane College is qualified and well-capable of providing exceptional educational opportunities. Lane College has once again received this designation from the distinguished SACSCOC board,” said Lane College President Logan Hampton. “After undergoing a two-year reaccreditation process, I celebrate the Lane College team that worked countless hours to verify that accreditation standards were met and exceeded.”
“A SACSCOC assessment report with no recommendation or findings indicates Lane’s dedicated and exceptional academic leadership,” said Sherrill Berry Scott, Vice President for Administration and SACSCOC Institutional Accreditation Liaison.
“I commend the review teams and the amazing faculty and staff at Lane for assisting the committee during this intensive process,” said Dr. Sandra Ramawy, Associate Vice President for Transformation and SACSCOC Reaffirmation Director.
The SACSCOC on-site committee visited Lane last year, from Oct. 17-20, to review compliance with 84 accreditation standards. “The College’s secure and strong academic profile and dedicated faculty have helped Lane achieve this reaffirmation of accreditation, and this designation indicates Lane is firmly positioned as a quality institution of higher education,” said Dr. Daryll Coleman, Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs.
To gain or maintain accreditation with SACSCOC, an institution must comply with the standards contained in the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement and with the policies and procedures of the Commission. SACSCOC applies the requirements of its principles to all applicants, candidates, and member institutions, regardless of the type of institution (public, private for-profit, or private not-for-profit).
Lane College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels.