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Miles College's Accreditation Reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

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06/23/13
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Miles College's Accreditation Reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Miles College's Accreditation Reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

June 21, 2013, Fairfield, AL – Miles College's accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) at its June Board meeting.    

President George T. French announced today that Miles College has earned accreditation of reaffirmation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) for another decade. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. The Commission’s mission is the enhancement of educational quality throughout the region and the improvement of the effectiveness of institutions by ensuring that they meet standards established by higher education stakeholders.

The SACSCOC Board informed President French that it was determined and ruled that Miles College is in compliance with all principles required for accreditation, there being over 80. The full granting of accreditation by SACSCOC means it has been unequivocally found that Miles College has strong leadership, quality academic programs, and is financially sound.

"The SACSCOC reaffirmation process is a rigorous and necessary review to insure that member institutions provide adequate educational programs and support services to foster quality student learning and a collegiate experience in a fiscally sound environment. Miles College is a premier learning institution which makes paramount service to our students and community. We celebrate this milestone reaffirmation by our peers. Our dedicated faculty, staff, administration and board of trustees, along with national recognition of our students, quality educational programs, and solid financial base offer key indicators that we are excelling in achieving our institutional mission,”  said Miles College President Dr. George T. French, Jr.

The news of reaffirmation comes amidst a time of unprecedented growth of the institution. Miles College is the fourth most financially stable UNCF member institution, based upon review of its Composite Financial Index (CFI), an index which tracks key ratios of institutional financial stability and position for growth. Miles CFI positions the institution with a sound financial base with the necessary resources to engage aggressive planned growth.

Financially poised, Miles College has engaged in a $20 million dollar capital improvement project to include the simultaneous construction of three new campus facilities: the Bishop Teresa Snorton Residence Hall, a 204 bed facility; the President George T. French, Jr. Student Activity Center, to include a movie theater, Starbucks, and a state-of-the-art dining hall; and a high-tech Welcome and Admissions Center, all slated for service in the fall of 2013.

 

The SACSCOC institutional review process takes place every ten years, and Miles College accreditation has been reaffirmed through 2023.



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