Officials at the University of Troy have been informed that the University has received a reaffirmation of academic accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
The announcement was made last week at the accreditation agency’s annual meeting. The University of Troy was initially accredited by SACSCOC in 1934.
The announcement is the culmination of a self-review and peer review process that involved many faculty and staff at the University of Troy. As part of the reaffirmation process, visiting teams of administrators and faculty from peer institutions evaluated Troy University campuses in Alabama, Georgia and Florida and a selection of TROY sites in the world.
“American higher education is the envy of the world, and to a large extent, it’s because of the quality that results from regional accreditation,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of the University of Troy. “But a process is only worth the people involved, and we have an exceptional team at the University of Troy. The reaffirmation announcement reflects the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff across the University. “
SACSCOC reaffirms member institutions every ten years. The process evaluates all aspects of the University, including academic programs, student services, and finances.
“We are delighted that The University of Troy successfully completed the ten-year reaffirmation process, ”said Dr Lance Tatum, First Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs. “Completing the final stages of the review during a pandemic was difficult, but our SACSCOC academic team, led by Dr. Mary Anne Templeton, did an outstanding job guiding us through this process. I would like to thank everyone who made our review a success.
SACSCOC is the accrediting body for degree-granting higher education institutions in the southern United States. It works to ensure the quality of education and improve the effectiveness of its member institutions, in accordance with its mission statement.