U.S. DOE, SACS & FERPA
Armstrong online and blended programs are in alignment with federal regulations provided by the United States (U.S.) Department of Education and Program Integrity Rules. Armstrong programs and courses are in alignment with federal regulations and the credit hour policy. Armstrong adheres to the Carnegie unit for contact time, which is 750 minutes for each credit awarded, and at least two hours of out of class student work as defined by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Contact time expectations for both classroom (instructional and classroom work equivalency) and out of class student work (assignments, readings, etc.) are the same across all course formats including campus/on-site, hybrid, partially online, and fully online.
Armstrong Atlantic State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Armstrong Atlantic State University.
Some departments and programs also have accreditation through discipline-specific national and state agencies and governing bodies.
Students enrolled in any courses offered by Armstrong and through the Liberty Center (i.e., campus/oon-site, hybrid, partially online, and fully online) are covered by FERPA.
U.S. Department of Education
- Technology & Distance Learning
- Office of Educational Technology (OET)
- Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning
- Distance Education & Federal Student Aid
- Program Integrity Rules
- Program Integrity Rules (full report)
- Overview of 14 Program Integrity Rules
- Credit Hour Definition as Defined by Program Integrity Rules