Pensacola State College | Accreditation Overview

Pensacola State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees, and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Pensacola State College or if there is evidence that appears to support Pensacola State College’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

Member of:

  • Association of Florida Colleges;
  • American Association of Community Colleges;
  • Florida Association of Colleges and Universities;
  • The College Board; and
  • Association of Community College Trustees.

About SACSCOC

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the recognized accrediting body for degree-granting institutions of higher education in the eleven U.S. Southern States (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia) and Latin America and other international sites approved by the Commission on Colleges.

SACSCOC Mission

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. The Commission’s mission is the enhancement of educational quality throughout the region and it strives to improve the effectiveness of institutions by ensuring that institutions meet standards established by the higher education community that address the needs of society and students. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America and other international sites approved by the Commission on Colleges that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees. The Commission also accepts applications from other international institutions of higher education.

Pensacola State College SACSCOC Reaffirmation

Pensacola State College SACSCOC Fifth-Year Compliance Certification
The Pensacola State College Fifth-Year Interim Report document was submitted for review September 13, 2013. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges conducts a comprehensive review of its institutions every ten years. Pensacola State College participated in a comprehensive review and was reaffirmed in 2008. The U.S. Department of Education requires that recognized accrediting agencies monitor agencies having access to federal funds more often to ensure the institutions continue to meet accreditation standards. The Pensacola State College Fifth-Year Interim Report serves as that review of select Core and Federal Requirements and Comprehensive Standards.

SACSCOC Statement

Pensacola State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and associate degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation status of Pensacola State College or if there is evidence that appears to support Pensacola State College’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.
The official website for SACSCOC offers more information regarding SACSCOC accreditation.

Student Achievement

As an institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Pensacola State College (PSC) is obligated to provide to its students, constituents, and the public information about “its goals for student achievement and the success of students in achieving those goals. Information on student success may include reliable information on retention, graduation, course completion, licensure examinations, and job placement rates and other measures of student success appropriate to institutional mission.”
Pensacola State College identifies the measures below for student achievement. Each measure includes the most recent data available and a definition of the measure.

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National Program Accreditations

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Additional Information

Construction Programs (Electricity, HVAC, Plumbing, Carpentry) NCCER PSC is an approved NCCER Accredited Training and Education Facility under the sponsorship of The Southern Company.
Culinary American Culinary Federation (ACF)
Dental Hygiene Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
Paramedic Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoA EMSP)
Health Information Technology Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
Medical Assisting Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (CRB-AAMAE)
Nursing
BSN Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

RN Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
LPN Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Physical Therapist Assistant Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
Radiography Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
Surgical Technology Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA)
Veterinary Technology American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)
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