Accreditation

Statement of Accreditation Status

The College of Coastal Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 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.

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
  • the filing of a third-party complaint at the time of the College of Coastal Georgia’s decennial review
  • the filing of a complaint for alleged non-compliance with a requirement or standard

SACSCOC complaint procedures should only be initiated when addressing specific requirements or standards from the2018 Principles of Accreditation. Normal inquiries about the College of Coastal Georgia (e.g., admission criteria, financial aid awards, and academic programs) should be addressed directly to CCGA, not to the Commission.


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. CCGA'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 Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the College of Coastal Georgia embraces the fundamental philosophy of integrity as espoused in the 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 in 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 the2018 Principles of Accreditation and its companionResource Manual.

Accreditation Liaison

James (Jim) Lynch, EdD, MFA
912-279-5713
jlynch@ccga.edu

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