Accreditation and Compliance

Welcome to the 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 services, resources, and programs necessary to provide students with a quality education, and the authority to award degrees and certificates. 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.

Contact SACSCOC 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 number of ACC's primary accreditor is to meet federal requirements. Publication of this information is to enable interested constituents to: (1) learn about the accreditation status of ACC, (2) file a third-party comment at the time of ACC's decennial review, or (3) file a complaint against ACC for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about ACC, such as admission requirements, educational programs, and financial aid, should be addressed directly to ACC and not to the commission office.

Office of Accreditation and Compliance Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Accreditation and Compliance is to support Austin Community College’s compliance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges policies and standards.