June 17, 2024
MEDIA CONTACT: Joe Donzelli, APR, 954-201-7010 | jdonzelli@broward.edu

Reaffirmation From the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is for 10 Years

Broward College is pleased to announce that after a thorough review, it has received a reaffirmation of its accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

 “This is wonderful news, and I must thank all of the staff and faculty that supported this effort,” said Donald P. Astrab, Ph.D., interim president of Broward College. “This affirms Broward College’s academic value for every one of our current and future students. Our alumni can also be proud to know that their alma mater is still a solid and widely respected institution of higher learning.

Every 10 years, each SACSCOC-accredited institution must undergo a review to demonstrate compliance with all sections of the accrediting body’s Core Requirements and Principles of Accreditation.

In March 2023, Broward College prepared and submitted its Compliance Certification, which was reviewed by an “off-site committee” of peers from other SACSCOC accredited institutions. In October 2023 the College welcomed a committee of 12 evaluators who spent three days visiting campuses and local centers. During the exit interview on the third day, College officials learned that there were no findings of non-compliance by the on-site committee. Broward College’s reaffirmation is without sanctions or follow-up requirements.

 According to SACSCOC, accreditation seeks to ensure constituents and the public that the quality and integrity of higher educational institutions meet acceptable levels of quality. These outcomes are achieved through rigorous internal and external peer review processes during which the institution is evaluated against a common set of standards. In addition, accreditation signifies that the institution has: a mission appropriate to higher education; resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain its mission; clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers; and that it’s successful in assessing its achievement of these objectives and demonstrating improvements

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Serving approximately 56,000 students annually, Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees, and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the College is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit www.broward.edu.