Columbia State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Columbia State Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

SACSCOC Stamp of Accreditation

We also use the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Stamp of Accreditation on our small publications.

Student Rights Related to Accreditation include: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution's decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Columbia State Community College and not to the Commission's office.

In addition, some of the college programs have specialized accreditation by the following agencies:

Accounting, Business Administration, Business, Economics, Information Systems Technology
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66213

Engineering Systems Technology
The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
275 North York Street, Suite 401
Elmhurst, IL 60126-2752

Emergency Medical Technology - Paramedic
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions
8301 Lakeview Pkwy Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088

Medical Laboratory Technology
Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board
Metro Center Complex
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119

Tennessee Board of Nursing (Rules and Regulations 1000-1.09-.12)
State of Tennessee
Department of Health
Health Related Boards
Tennessee Board of Nursing 
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Fax: 404.975.5020

Radiologic Technology
Joint Review Committee on Education Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois  60606-3182

Respiratory Care
Commission on Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC)
264 Precision Rd.
Telford, TN 37690

Veterinary Technology
American Veterinary Medical Association
Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)
1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100
Schaumburg, Illinois  60173-4360
Fax: 847.925.1329

Updated 02/02/2023