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Motlow State Community College
P.O. Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500
(931) 393-1500

SACS Commission Approves Motlow College's Fifth-Year Interim Report

January 28, 2014

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) recently informed Motlow State Community College of its approval of the institution's Fifth-Year Interim Report.

SACSCOC is one of five regional accrediting organizations that have regularly conducted a comprehensive review of member institutions every ten years. The Fifth-Year Interim Report was implemented to meet U.S. Department of Education requirements that accrediting agencies monitor institutions more often to ensure those having access to federal funds continue to meet accreditation standards.

"I want to thank the Motlow College faculty and staff for their successful completion of this report," said Dr. MaryLou Apple, president of the college. "Achieving accreditation is a quality indicator that demonstrates the institution is involved in ongoing assessment and continuous improvement."

SACSCOC is the regional accreditation body for degree-granting higher education institutions in the South. Its membership includes institutions from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Latin America, and other international sites approved by the Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degrees.

The Committee also reviewed and accepted Motlow College's QEP Impact Report, Internationalizing the Curriculum - Improving Student Learning through International Education: Preparing Students for Success in a Global Society.