Welcome to South Florida State College’s accreditation information website. The purpose of this site is to provide information related to the college’s accreditation.
South Florida State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) which is the recognized accrediting body for degree-granting institutions of higher education in the Southern states. The Commission’s mission is to enhance the educational quality throughout the region and strive to improve the effectiveness of institutions by ensuring that institutions meet standards established by the higher education community that address the needs of society and students. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the recognized accrediting body for degree-granting institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Latin American and other international sites approved by the Commission.
South Florida State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation status of South Florida State College or if there is evidence that appears to support South Florida State College’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.
In accordance with SACSCOC policy on Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure, SFSC publishes performance indicators for student achievement and the success of students in obtaining those measures. In 2008 SFSC introduced the use of core indicators of effectiveness to monitor achievement of institutional mission and student achievement. The 16 core indicators of effectiveness include: student goal attainment, persistence, graduation rate, student satisfaction, success in subsequent and related coursework, program learning outcomes and mastery of discipline, demonstration of general education competencies, regional market penetration rates, responsiveness to community needs, placement rates, licensure and certification pass rates, employer satisfaction with graduates, student satisfaction with programs and services, value added to the community, transfer rates, and performance after transfer. Findings stemming from the analysis of core indicators, institutional standards, and national benchmarks are reported annually to the District Board of Trustees.