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Accreditation & Membership
Louisiana College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4501 for questions about the accreditation of Louisiana College.
Separate accreditation for specific programs has been awarded by the following organizations:
- Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
- Council on Social Work Education
- Louisiana State Board of Nursing
- Louisiana State Department of Education
- National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
- The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has granted the Louisiana College Athletic Training Educational program (ATEP) initial accreditation
In addition, Louisiana College holds membership in the following organizations:
- American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
- American Council on Education
- Conference of Louisiana Colleges and Universities
- Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
- Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
- National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
View July 9, 2014 SACSCOC citation document.
Louisiana College Placed on Probation by SACSCOC; Maintains Full Accreditation
PINEVILLE, LA. June 19, 2014 – The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has placed Louisiana College on probation because of issues related to trustee board governance (3.2.4), institutional integrity (1.1), personnel policies (3.2.9; 3.2.10), and audit findings that pertain to some financial control matters and student financial aid (3.10.3; 4.7).
The announcement comes following a vote of the accrediting agency’s Board of Trustees at their annual June meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
“Although the decision is disappointing, it represents an opportunity for Louisiana College to address the issues in preparation for the arrival of a new president.” said Dr. Argile Smith, President pro tempore. “Fortunately, the issues don’t bring into question in any way the excellent classroom work being done by our professors and students. The issues have to do with administrative areas.”
The decision by SACSCOC does not change the status of Louisiana College as a fully accredited school. Louisiana College has been continuously accredited since 1925. In fact, the accrediting agency reaffirmed Louisiana College’s accreditation in December 2013. The faculty has worked diligently to maintain and exceed the standards set by the accrediting agency.
In accordance with its probationary status, Louisiana College remains fully accredited. A monitoring report will be prepared in advance of a SACSCOC team visit to the campus in April 2015.