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CCU receives SACS accreditation

December 11, 2012

Coastal Carolina University has received reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the accrediting agency for colleges and universities in 11 Southeastern states. The reaccreditation is valid through 2022.

CCU received SACS' highest level of reaffirmation, with no recommendations for improvement. This is the best possible outcome that could result from the accreditation process.

"This is a significant acknowledgement of the quality Coastal Carolina University has achieved on many levels," said CCU President David A. DeCenzo. "It is a tribute to the hard work and outstanding accomplishments of our entire campus community."

Required every 10 years, reaccreditation involves an intense self-study and peer review process. As part of the peer review process, faculty and administration from SACS member institutions visited the CCU campus in Spring 2012 and evaluated the University. SACS's Commission on Colleges made its final decision at its December meeting.

Areas examined for standards compliance included finances, governance, academic programs, faculty qualifications, facilities, student support services, learning resources and student life.