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St. Philip's College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of St. Philip's College.

To maintain accreditation with the Commission on Colleges, St. Philip's College 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).

SACSCOC Accreditation Information
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

St. Philip’s College received verbal notification of our reaffirmation accreditation status on December 6, 2016. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees denied reaffirmation for St. Philip’s College and the official notification and institutional instructions to address the recommendations will be posted at this URL address: http://sacscoc.org/accreditationDisclosure.asp

Although St. Philip’s College was denied reaffirmation, St. Philip’s College continues to be an accredited institution for the next 12 months. At the end of these 12 months our institutional reaffirmation accreditation status will be reviewed again by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees.

SPC will receive an official letter in mid-January that will detail the terms and conditions of the warning and SPC will continue to serve students and maintain normal operations as we respond to the recommendations.
To assist the SPC community, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) below:

What is SACSCOC?
SACSCOC is an acronym for Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. It is an accreditation body for degree-granting higher education institutions and serves institutions approved by the Commission to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Latin America and other international sites.

Is St. Philip’s College (SPC) still accredited?
Yes, currently St. Philip’s College continues to be an accredited institution. SPC has been accredited by SACSCOC since 1951.

Why is St. Philip’s College (SPC) on “WARNING?”
SPC was notified verbally on December 6, 2016 that the SACSCOC Board of Trustees determined that we have been placed on a public sanction (warning) status. Official notification of this warning will be sent to SPC by mid-January 2017. The warning will last for 12 months.

Will St. Philip’s College shut down like Career Point College, ITT Technical Institute and similar schools?
SPC was not found to be in non-compliance regarding financial stability, like Career Point College and ITT Technical Institute. SPC remains financially stable with strong academic programs, and we will work collaboratively with District representatives to earn the reaffirmation of SPC.

Will I still be able to transfer to/from St. Philip’s College?

Yes, students can still transfer to/from SPC; however the “receiving institution” determines the transferability of all coursework.

Will I still be able to enroll at St. Philip’s College?
Yes, currently SPC continues to be an accredited institution. Spring registration is underway and students are urged to visit the Welcome Center by Friday, December 16 at noon to get assistance registering for Spring 2017 classes. Offices will close for the holiday break (Friday, December 16 at noon until Monday, January 2). Classes will start on January 17, 2017.

Will I still be able to graduate from St. Philip’s College?

Yes, currently St. Philip’s College continues to be an accredited institution. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor and apply for graduation. St. Philip’s has two annual commencement ceremonies (one in December and one in May every year). For more information, visit https://www.alamo.edu/spc/graduation/

Is my financial aid affected by this warning?
No, the warning does not affect students who receive financial aid at this time. Currently, SPC continues to be an accredited institution.

Are students who are enrolled in dual credit courses or at any of the Early College High Schools at SPC affected by this warning?
SPC is working with the Alamo Community College District to develop a contingency plan in the event that dual credit or Early College High School students are affected by changes in accreditation status in December of 2017.

What are the next steps?
We need to receive the official letter from SACSCOC detailing the terms and conditions of the warning and will continue to serve students and maintain normal operations as we respond to the SACSCOC recommendations over the next 12 months.

How can I get more information?
On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Dr. Adena Williams Loston held SPC’s first open forum “Call to Conversation.” We are in the process of scheduling several open forums for students, faculty and staff that will take place at the beginning of the Spring 2017 semester. Dates and locations will be announced soon.
If you have questions or concerns, please email Dr. Maria Hinojosa (SPC Institutional Liaison) at chinojosa32@alamo.edu.

SACSCOC Reaffirmation

St. Philip's College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of St. Philip's College.

To maintain accreditation with the Commission on Colleges, St. Philip's College 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).

2016 Reaffirmation Timeline

  • Compliance Certification Report Due: March 2015

  • SACSCOC Off-Site Review: April 2015

  • SACSCOC On-Site Review: October 12-14, 2015

  • Review by Commission on Colleges:  June 2016

  • SACSCOC On-Site Special Committee Visit September  26-29, 2016
      

SACSCOC Compliance Certification Resources

 

 Quality Enhancement Plan Website