EFSC's Palm Bay Campus reopened at noon today following the morning closure due to City of Palm Bay water system improvements. Palm Bay classes have resumed as of noon, and a boil water order is in place for 48 hours through Friday. Water is safe for hand washing and restroom use, but should not be ingested unless boiled for one minute. Students should contact their instructor about any impact on course assignments. This alert will be updated as needed.


COVID Update:

EFSC has returned to normal pre-COVID operations, with full capacity on-campus classes and events. Click for the COVID Reporting Requirements and the Return to Campus Approval Process which remain in place. See the Student Services Guide for on-campus services available on a walk-in basis or by appointment, plus virtual options. Read the latest updates.

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. Questions about the accreditation of Eastern Florida State College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500, or by using information available on the SACSCOC’s website.

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

Contact Information

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

Mark Quathamer Ed.D.
Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Research

SACS Commission on Colleges