ASHEBORO (Oct. 9, 2020)
Randolph Community College was recently reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the governing body that helps to uphold the educational quality of degree-granting institutions throughout the South. The announcement comes at the completion of a regularly-scheduled, detail-intensive study that takes place once every 10 years and covers all of the College’s academic programs and services.
“One of the greatest hallmarks of the quality of an educational institution is a clean reaffirmation of its accreditation by its regional accrediting body — in our case, SACSCOC,” RCC President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. said. “After an extensive, thorough, lengthy exploration and audit of all of the College’s business, functions, and operations, we are so delighted that SACS has fully renewed RCC’s reaccreditation, a clean bill of health that our College, even under the strictest scrutiny of a SACS audit, is doing things right. I am so proud of our entire RCC family for their hard work, integrity, and dedication to our incredible mission.”
Preparations for RCC’s review involved representatives from all College departments. The process required extensive reporting by RCC, involved off- and on-site evaluations with SACSCOC personnel and peers from other academic institutions, and was capped by a final review by the organization’s executive committee.
SACSCOC accreditation is regarded as a critical component in the positive standing of an academic institution and a prominent indicator of an organization’s effectiveness and viability. Institutions that commit the necessary resources to securing and maintaining accreditation are measured against an extensive, well-defined matrix that helps ensure educational quality across the SACSCOC body of membership.
RCC’s next reaffirmation will take place in 2030.