Accreditation at Eastern Florida
Eastern Florida State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate and associate degrees, as well as specialized certificate programs. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Eastern Florida State College.
The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's non-compliance with an accreditation requirement or standard. Day-to-day inquires about the College, such as admission requirements, should be addressed to the appropriate department.
EFSC was granted initial accreditation by SACSCOC in 1965 and received reaffirmation in 1973, 1983, 1993, 2003 and 2014.
The most recent reaffirmation process conducted in 2013 and culminating in 2014 included two major parts: Compliance with more than 90 academic and administrative standards, and implementing a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) to enhance student learning and success in the classroom and workplace. The QEP includes more tutoring, connecting students with the many resources available to help them, and offering workshops on such topics as time management and study and organizational skills to aid students in class and on the job.
The timeline below highlights important milestones in the reaffirmation journey.
• 1963 First Affirmation of SACSCOC Accreditation
For general questions about the College's reaffirmation of accreditation by SACSCOC, please contact our Associate Vice President for Planning & Assessment:
Dr. Jayne Gorham,
For detailed information or questions about the College's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) development, please contact the chair of the QEP Steering Committee:
Ms. Ramona Smith,
SACS Commission on Colleges
- SACSCOC Reaffirmation Committee Report
- SACSCOC Completion Process Information
- Principles of Accreditation
- Institutional Resources
- Handbook for QEP Development
- Policies and Publications
- Substantive Change Procedures