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The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
(SACS) is one of the six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. This agency accredits over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. Its headquarters are in North Druid Hills, Georgia, near Decatur and in the Atlanta metropolitan area.[1][2] SACS accredits educational institutions in the states of Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, as well as schools for US students in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. There are a number of affiliate organizations within the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. One affiliate organization is the Southern Association of Community, Junior, and Technical Colleges.

Contents

1 Commission on Colleges 2 Council on Accreditation and School Improvement 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Commission on Colleges[edit] The SACS Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accredits universities and colleges in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Latin America (Extraterritorial). Every six months, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges publishes an online report on its accreditation actions, including reaffirmations of accreditation and public sanctions of institutions of higher learning.[3] The reports include specific public sanctions of schools and statements disclosing why those institutions have been placed on sanction. The Commission on Colleges accredits both public and private institutions of higher education in the United States, including some community colleges as well as four-year institutions. As a regional accreditor, SACSCOC accreditation extends to all of the educational programs offered at the accredited institution. Institutions in Latin America accredited by SACSCOC include the Mexican universities of Fundación Universidad de las Américas, Puebla; Universidad de las Americas, A.C.; Universidad de Monterrey; Tecnológico de Monterrey; Instituto Centroamericano de Administración de Empresas ( INCAE or the Central American Institute of Business Administration) in Costa Rica and Nicaragua; and Keiser University Latin American Campus in Nicaragua. The SACSCOC has also accredited the American University in Dubai.[4] Council on Accreditation and School Improvement[edit] SACS CASI accredits over 13,000 primary, middle, and secondary schools, as well as school systems located in the SACS region. In 2006, AdvancED
AdvancED
was established with the unification of SACS CASI, NCA CASI, and NSSE creating the world's largest education community.[5] Today, SACS CASI acts as an accreditation division of AdvancED. See also[edit]

List of recognized accreditation associations of higher learning

References[edit]

^ "2010 CENSUS – CENSUS BLOCK MAP: North Druid Hills CDP, GA" (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on May 12, 2015. ^ "Home." Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges. Retrieved on May 12, 2015. "© 2014 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033" ^ "Commission on Colleges". Retrieved 2009-05-04.  ^ "Member, Candidate and Applicant List" (PDF). Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. January 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2013.  ^ "AdvancED". 

External links[edit]

Official website

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Regional accrediting bodies recognized by the United States Department of Education

AdvancED Higher Learning Commission Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Middle States Commission on Higher Education New England Association of Schools and Colleges Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Western Association of Schools

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