Statement of Accreditation Status
The College of Coastal Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of the College of Coastal Georgia may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).
Inquiries to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges should only address the following:
- the accreditation status of the College of Coastal Georgia (Coastal Georgia)
- the filing of a third-party complaint at the time of Coastal Georgia’s decennial review
- the filing of a complaint for alleged non-compliance with a requirement or standard
Academic Program CIP Codes
The Classification of Instructional Program Codes (CIP), developed by the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Educational Statistics, represents a standardized classification system for identifying instructional/academic programs. In accordance with SACSCOC requirements, the College maintains a list of approved academic programs with associated CIP codes. Coastal Georgia's list, linked below, are degree programs approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia that constitute the current academic program inventory.
Principle of Integrity
As a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the College of Coastal Georgia embraces the fundamental philosophy of integrity as espoused in the 2018 Principles of Accreditation and recognizes that integrity is essential to academic excellence and student success.
The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a solid record of compliance with federal and state laws, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the American Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended; and Georgia Open Records Law.
Institutional integrity is also illustrated by the College’s strong commitment to meet the needs of the regional community and follow the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents’ policies and procedures. From a financial standpoint, the College operates in a sound financial manner and has had no audit findings from the state of Georgia.
The College complies with SACSCOC 2018 Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement.
SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison
James (Jim) Lynch, EdD, MFA