At the annual Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC™) meeting held this week in Atlanta, it was announced that Hodges University was one of ten universities whose accreditation was reaffirmed by the Commission.
Accreditation is intended to assure constituents and the public of the quality and integrity of higher education institutions and programs, and to help those institutions and programs improve. These outcomes are achieved through rigorous internal and external review processes during which the institution is evaluated against a common set of standards. Hodges University was first accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges in 1996.
Earlier this year, an on-site visit from a team of educators representing the Commission reported zero recommendations from the team whose purpose was to determine whether the institution is out of compliance with any standard or core requirement. Rarely does an institution receive zero recommendations.
The visiting committee’s findings were first reviewed by the Committee on Compliance and Reports who recommended the reaffirmation to the Executive Council of the Commission.
The other institutions receiving reaffirmation this year by the Commission included Elon University (Elon, NC), Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL), Jacksonville University (Jacksonville, FL), James Madison University, (Harrisburg, VA), LaGrange College (LaGrange, GA), Lindsey Wilson College (Columbia, KY), Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, TX), Saint Thomas University (Miami Gardens, FL) and Shaw University (Raleigh, NC).