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LPL 720: Policy, Planning, and Change: Accrediting Agencies

This guide will help students in LPL 755 complete their research and assignments.

Accrediting Agencies

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. 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 SACSCOC Board of Trustees that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees. The Commission also accepts applications from other international institutions of higher education.

Mission Statement: The mission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is to assure the educational quality and improve the effectiveness of its member institutions.

Core Values: The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has six core values. They are:

  • Integrity
  • Peer Review/Self-regulation
  • Student Learning
  • Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Transparency

Vision Statement: To serve as the premier model for shaping and ensuring the quality of higher education throughout the world.

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The Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) is the coordinating board for higher education in the State of Alabama. Suggestions concerning your experience using the website are welcomed. Click here to submit your suggestions. Thank you for your visit and we look forward to hearing from you.

Accreditation is a voluntary, nongovernmental process whereby a recognized organization/agency grants public recognition to a unit of an educational organization (school, institute, college, university, specialized program of study) indicating that it meets established standards of quality.

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