Journey to Reaffirmation 2025

Lamar State College Orange is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate of arts, associate of science and associate of applied science degrees, and certificates of completion. Lamar State College Orange also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Lamar State College Orange 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 (

LSCO Reaffirmation Newsletters

Accreditation Resource Team

The Accreditation Resource Team provides expertise and support for institutional accreditation and a college-wide culture of compliance with the Principles of Accreditation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Accreditation Resource Team

Reaffirmation Timeline

  • March 1, 2024 - Compliance Certification Due
  • April 23-26, 2024 - Off-site Peer Review Conducted
  • May 2024 - Review of Off-Site Report
  • July 9-11, 2024 - Advisory Visit from SACSCOC Vice President
  • September 13, 2024 - Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Due
  • October 27-31, 2024 - On-site Reaffirmation Committee at LSCO
  • June 9-12, 2025 - Review and Determination by SACSCOC Board of Trustees

Quality Enhancement Plan

The Quality Enhancement Plan is LSCO's plan for supporting student learning and accomplishing the mission of the college.

Quality Enhancement Plan


SACSCOC stands for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission oColleges, which is the accrediting body for educational institutions within Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Latin America.

Accreditation is a voluntary process of self-regulation by which institutions conduct self-evaluations according to specified guidelines and then allow themselves to be reviewed by peers to assess the institution’s effectiveness in fulfilling its mission, its success in complying with standards set by the accrediting body, and its ongoing efforts toward continuous improvement of the educational programs, services, and quality of student learning. The resulting awarding or reaffirmation of accreditation serves to assure the public that the institution maintains high standards, operates with integrity, and consistently strives to improve the quality and effectiveness of all of its programs and services.

Accreditation by SACSCOC signifies that the institution:

  1. has a mission appropriate to higher education,
  2. has resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that mission, and
  3. maintains clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers, and that indicate whether it is successful in achieving its stated objectives.

Among other benefits, the renewal of SACSCOC accreditation enables LSCO to maintain eligibility for student financial aid through the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information about LSCO's SACSCOC accreditation process, contact Patty Collins, Institutional Accreditation Liaison, (409-882-3922) or e-mail at

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