Q: Is Georgetown College accredited?
A: Absolutely! The College remains fully accredited.
Q: What is the SACSCOC?
A: ‘SACSCOC’ stands for ‘Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.’ It is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. It is a peer organization, whose purpose is to help ensure educational quality through application of standards established by the higher education community.
Q: Is Georgetown College on probation with the SACSCOC?
A: Yes, for Core Requirement 2.11. 1., and Comprehensive Standard 3.10.1., both on finances. Georgetown’s financial performance was hurt in the aftermath of enrollment declines in 2012 and 2013. The College’s situation has improved significantly in the years since, with the effect that its budget operations are balanced, its net assets are growing, and its enrollment numbers continue to rise.
Q: If the College is on probation, will course credits be valid, and will its degrees be valid?
A: Absolutely! Yes, indeed!
Q: How long will the College remain on probation?
A: The College is to be reviewed again in June of 2018. With progress continuing, we anticipate that the sanction will be removed at that point.
Q: Where can I learn more?
A: Accreditation Information may be found at the SACSCOC website [www.sacscoc.org].