SACSCOC Accreditation and Compliance

Welcome to the SACSCOC accreditation website for the Austin Community College District.

ACC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Accreditation signifies that ACC has the resources, programs, and services necessary to provide students with a quality education. Accreditation also:

  • Offers students access to federal financial aid.
  • Facilitates the transfer of course credits to other institutions.
  • Promotes excellence in such areas as curriculum, faculty credentials, and student services.
  • Positions ACC as a preferred choice against non-accredited institutions.

We invite you to browse this site to learn about ACC's compliance with accrediting standards, get updates about the Reaffirmation of Accreditation process, and discover how the college's Quality Enhancement Plan will enrich student learning for years to come.

Austin Community College District is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) 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 ACC. The purpose of publishing the name, address, and contact numbers of ACC's primary accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, is to meet federal requirements. Publication of this information is to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of ACC, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of ACC's decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against ACC for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about ACC, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to ACC and not to the commission office.