The College of Coastal Georgia is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of the College of Coastal Georgia.

Over the course of the last five years the College of Coastal Georgia has undergone an intense series of accreditation reviews; notably, substantive change, reaffirmation of accreditation and specialized accreditation.

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

SACSCOC notified the College of Coastal Georgia that the SACSCOC Board of Trustees took action at its June 2012 annual meeting to reaffirm accreditation without any follow-up recommendations for the next ten years. The SACSCOC Committees on Compliance and Reports reviewed the Report of the Reaffirmation Committee, which relied on a comprehensive submission from the College in March 2011 and an on-site peer review visit to the campus in October 2011. Satisfying SACSCOC standards and requirements for reaffirmation followed a substantive review for continued accreditation for the College’s awarding associate and baccalaureate degrees as a four-year institution. Completing both in such a concentrated span of time is a testament to the fortitude and teamwork of the College’s senior administrators, faculty, staff, and students.

Fifth-Year Interim Review

On the horizon, the College’s Fifth-Year Interim Report is due to SACSCOC on September 15, 2017, and includes an Impact Report for Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and an abbreviated Compliance Certification. The Impact Report will provide evidence of student learning within the Service-Learning program, while the Compliance Certification will address twenty SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation, including a few new ones. The Fifth-Year interim Report was developed by SACSCOC to respond to the U.S. Department of Education's requirements that accrediting bodies continuously monitor institutions to ensure compliance.

Fifth-Year Interim Review Resources

Specialized Accreditation

Beyond the accreditation by SACSCOC to award associate and baccalaureate degrees, there are several institutional (specialized) accreditations. There have been no sanctions applied or negative actions taken by any of these accrediting bodies. For more information regarding specialized accreditation, please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at

  • The Associate Degree in Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) through Spring 2019.
  • The Bachelor Degree in Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) through Spring 2024.

Contact ACEN ( at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326; by phone at 404-975-5000; or by fax at 404-975-5020.

Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts - American Culinary Federation Education Foundation
      • Last Site Visit: Spring 2014 / Next Site Visit: Spring 2017

Radiologic Science
Radiologic Science - Joint Review Committee for Education in Radiologic Technology
      • Last Site Visit: Fall 2012 / Next Site Visit: Fall 2017

Teacher Education
Teacher Education - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
      • Last Site Visit: Fall 2015

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