President Anthony J. Catanese recently announced that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges (COC) accepted Florida Tech’s Fifth-Year Interim Report. In addition, the impact of Florida Tech’s Quality Enhancement Plan on student learning was accepted with positive comments on its effective implementation.
“We are very proud of these positive interim reports as we are of our continuous successful reaccreditation by SACS,” said Catanese. “This is recognition of our sustained hard work to meet requirements.”
The report allows the COC to monitor continued compliance with principles of accreditation since an institution’s last reaffirmation.
The principles look closely at an institution’s number of full-time faculty, student support services, admission policies, financial and physical resources, qualifications of administrators and academic coordinators as well as federally mandated information on student achievement, program curricula and length, policies publication and recruitment materials, and financial audits.
The reaffirmations occur every 10 years. Florida Tech has been accredited by SACS COC since 1964 and was reaffirmed in 2005. The university is up for accreditation again in 2015.
Florida Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Florida Tech.