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Assessment: Accreditation

Armstrong State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 909.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Armstrong State University.

Normal inquiries about Armstrong, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to Armstrong (912.344.2576) and not to the Commission.

The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

As the SACS-COC Accreditation Liaison, the Director of Assessment serves as a point of contact with the Commission and ensures that accreditation requirements are incorporated into the planning and evaluation processes of the University, coordinates report preparations, ensures accuracy of all periodic reports submitted to the Commission and notifies the Commission in advance of any substantive changes and program developments, and answers routine questions related to the work of the SACS-COC. For questions related to these matters, call 912.344.3328.

In compliance with a recent request related to Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure, Armstrong has prepared a response.

Armstrong State University programs have earned the following specialized accreditations and recognitions:

Program(s)

Specialized Accreditor

Period

Chemistry

American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training

Annual Review

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

2009-
2016

Computer Science

Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

2005-
2017

Health Services Administration

Commission on Accreditation on Healthcare Management Education

2009-
2015

Medical Laboratory Science

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

2011-
2018

Music

National Association of Schools of Music

2005-
2015

Nursing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

2006-
2016

Physical Therapy

Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy (CAPTE)

2012-
2022

Public Health

Council on Education for Public Health

2015-
2021

Radiologic Sciences

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, tracks in radiography and radiation therapy; by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, track in Nuclear Medicine

2009-
2017

2011-
2016

Respiratory Therapy

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

2008-
2018

Teacher Education Programs

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission

2010-
2017

 

Accreditation Reports

Throughout the year, routine annual reporting activities for SACS-COC occur and result in electronic submittals to the Commission’s databases and submittal of materials via US mail.  Other ongoing activities include submittal of letters of notification written to the Commission regarding program changes and substantive change proposals.

Next due date for the Fifth-Year Interim Report to be submitted to SACS-COC is March 15, 2019 with a review by the Commission in June 2019.

Next reaffirmation by SACS-COC will take place in 2023.

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