Accreditations

Accreditations

Florida Southern College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Florida Southern College 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).

Individuals wishing to review any documents related to Florida Southern College accreditation, should contact the Office of the Provost at 863.680.4124.

Florida Southern College is also accredited by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church and fully approved by the Florida Department of Education to offer undergraduate degrees leading to teacher certification in Elementary Education, Music Education, Art Education, and secondary education. The program also has State of Florida ESOL Endorsement for Elementary Education. The School of Education has aligned its programs to meet Florida’s Subject Area Competencies as well as the Florida Educators’ Accomplished Practices (FEAP).

The Bachelor of Nursing and Master in Science in Nursing at Florida Southern College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). In addition, Florida Southern’s music programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the Chemistry programs are approved by the American Chemical Society.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the Florida Southern College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave. Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703.706.3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call Dr. Nancy Nuzzo at 863.680.5126 or email nnuzzo@flsouthern.edu.

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Florida Southern College has been approved by Florida to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

Learn More on the NC-SARA website
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