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NCC Accreditation Reaffirmed by SACSCOC

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Nash Community College’s accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has been reaffirmed.

On June 17, 2021, the SACSCOC Board of Trustees voted to reaffirm Nash Community College, following an in-depth decennial review, with no conditions. The college was in compliance with all of the SACSCOC standards and requirements.

“For accreditation, an institution must demonstrate compliance with the standards, policies and procedures set forth by the Commission. Being accredited shows the quality of education students receive at Nash Community College,” NCC President Dr. Lew Hunnicutt said.

NCC created a Quality Enhancement Plan as an integral component of the reaffirmation of the accreditation process with SACSCOC. The five-year plan reflects a commitment to enhancing institutional quality by focusing on an issue the institution considers important to student learning and success. After a comprehensive and collaborative needs assessment, the college selected the establishment of a Success Network for its Quality Enhancement Plan.

The purpose of the Success Network Quality Enhancement Plan is to assist students by assigning them to success coaches for mentorship and guidance throughout their college career and connecting them to tutoring services and resources based on their individual needs. Students will incrementally be assigned to a coach throughout the five years of the plan implementation.

“This process recurs every 10 years and requires an ongoing, high level of commitment to ensuring the college meets and exceeds the needs of students,” Hunnicutt said. “Reaffirmation is a significant achievement that took the entire team being dedicated to prioritizing internal review and accreditation compliance in college operations.”

The reaccreditation process concluded when the SACSCOC Board reaffirmed NCC’s accreditation in June.

While much of the review occurred virtually due to the pandemic, the SACSCOC On-Site Committee Chair will visit the campus in September for the required in-person verification.