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The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Reaffirms Reinhardt's Accreditation

Reinhardt College's accreditation was reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in July 2008, and the College is scheduled for reexamination for baccalaureate and associate degree programs in 2018.

"We are one of the quality baccalaureate degree colleges in the nation recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools," explained Dr. J. Thomas Isherwood, Reinhardt president. "This affirms what we know about Reinhardt - our college is a special place of beauty, challenge and support for our students. I am very grateful to the faculty, staff, students and friends that continue to nurture this quality College."

Reinhardt was first accredited in 1953 as a two-year institution and then gained accreditation in 1994 as a four-year institution.

"Reinhardt is an institution of exceptional quality and we all should feel proud to be part of this special place of learning," said Isherwood. "We will progress with our Quality Enhancement Plan, and like other schools, submit periodic reports of its performance."

SACS Background

*The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is the recognized regional accrediting body in the eleven U.S. Southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) and in Latin America for those institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degrees. The Commission on Colleges is the representative body of the College Delegate Assembly and is charged with carrying out the accreditation process.

To gain or maintain accreditation with the Commission on Colleges, an institution must 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. The Commission on Colleges applies the requirements of its Principles to all applicant, candidate, and member institutions, regardless of type of institution (public, private for-profit, private not-for-profit). (*source:

Reinhardt's Accreditations

Reinhardt is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees and a master of business administration degrees. For accreditation information, please contact SACS at 404-679-4500 or 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga., 30033.

The Eulene Holmes Murray Department of Music is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Reinhardt College is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to recommend certification in early childhood education, middle grades education, secondary English language arts education, secondary biology education and music education.

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