Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commision on Colleges – SACSCOC
The Citadel is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and specialist in education 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 Citadel. Standard inquiries about the institution, such as admissions, educational programs, educational policies and practices, etc. should be addressed directly to The Citadel and not to the Commission’s office. This contact information is published exclusively for accreditation-related purposes.
The Principles of Accreditation details the accrediting standards with which institutions must comply. The SACSCOC Handbook for Institutions Seeking Reaffirmation provides information on the accrediting process.
Substantive Change Policy
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The U.S. Department of Education recognizes SACSCOC as an agency whose accreditation enables its members to seek eligibility to participate in Title IV programs. As a standard of accreditation, The Citadel must notify the COC of substantive changes before they occur. Substantive change is a significant modification or expansion in the nature and scope of an accredited institution. The SACSCOC policy on substantive change incorporates federal requirements into its substantive change policy and procedures. This college policy applies to all types of substantive changes.
Links to the complete Citadel and SACSCOC Substantive Change policies are provided below:
Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET; web address is http://www.abet.org. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Telephone: 410-347-7700; web address is www.abet.org.
The Masters of Science degree in Project Management is accredited by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC), 14 Campus Blvd, Newton Square, PA 19073-3299. Telephone: 610-355-1601; FAX: 888-562-3564. The web address is https://www.pmi.org/global-accreditation-center.
The undergraduate program in Business and the program leading to the Master of Business Administration are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), 777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750, Tampa, FL 33602-5730. Telephone: 813-769-6500; Fax: 813-769-6559. The web address is www.aacsb.edu.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at The Citadel is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001. Telephone: 202-887-6791; Fax: 202-887-8476; Web address: www.ccneaccreditation.org.
Programs for the preparation of secondary teachers at the bachelor’s level, for the preparation of secondary and special education teachers at the master’s level, for the preparation of guidance counselors at the master’s and specialist degree levels, and for the preparation of school superintendents at the specialist degree level are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 1140 19th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036. Telephone: 202-223-0077. The web address is www.caepnet.org.
The Citadel’s School Psychology Program has been granted full approval by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), 4340 East West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814. Telephone: 301-657-0270; FAX: 301-657-0275. The web address is www.nasponline.org.
The Clinical Counseling program is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC), 595. New Loudon Rd., #265, Latham, NY 12110. Telephone: 518-785-1980. The web address is http://mpcacaccreditation.org/.
The School Counseling Programs that offer a Master of Education in Counselor Education (Elementary or Secondary School Counseling Certification) are fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), 500 Montgomery Street, Suite 350, Alexandria, VA 22314. Telephone: 703-535-5990. The web address is: https://www.cacrep.org/.