Angelina College is accredited by the Commission
on Colleges of the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (COCSACS).
What is COCSACS?
The Commission on Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools (COCSACS) is the regional
accrediting body for institutions of higher education that award
associate, baccalaureate, masterís or doctoral degrees. These institutions
are located in the eleven U.S. southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia,
Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) and Latin America.
What is the Purpose of Accreditation?
An institution that is accredited by COCSACS is evidenced as having a
valid purpose to higher education and ensures their services, programming
and resources support that purpose. Accreditation is a voluntary process
and utilizes a self-regulatory mechanism. This process allows for the
assessment of an institutionís effectiveness, the determination to enhance
the quality of student learning outcomes, and the demonstration of the
compliance with standards.
How Is Accreditation Attained?
In order to gain or maintain accreditation with COCSACS, institutions are
required to comply with the standards contained in the
Principles of Accreditation:
Foundations for Quality Enhancement and with the
policies and procedures of
the Commission on Colleges. These principles apply to all applicants,
candidates, and member institutions, regardless of type of institution
(public, private for-profit, private not-for-profit).
How Do I Contact COCSACS?
The contact information for COCSACS is as follows:
1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097
Telephone number (404) 679-4501
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