COVID-19 Update: Select EFSC services are available on campus, with prior appointments required in most cases and facial coverings and social distancing requirements in place. See the Updated Student Services Guide for details about on-campus access and continuing virtual services. EFSC has reopened its four campuses for the Fall Term with many classes online, limited in-person classes and safety measures in place to protect against COVID-19. View Reopening Plan updates & FAQ.

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.

SACSCOC Milestones

• 1963 First Affirmation of SACSCOC Accreditation

• 2000 SACSCOC approval of Online Coursework

• 2004 SACSCOC Reaffirmation Letter

• 2012 SACSCOC Follow up to 5th Year Interim Report

• 2012 SACSCOC approval to move from Level I to Level II

• 2013 SACSCOC Acknowledgement of Name Change

• 2013 Final Report of SACSCOC Reaffirmation Committee

SACSCOC Board of Trustees Reaffirmation Through 2024

For general questions about the College's reaffirmation of accreditation by SACSCOC, please contact:

Dr. Mark Quathamer, Executive Director
Planning and Assessment
Chief Institutional Research Officer

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