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Florida Southern College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral 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 Florida Southern College. 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 School of Physical Therapy is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Commission of Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

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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