Associate, Nexus, and Baccalaureate Degree Program Accreditation
Georgia Highlands College (GHC) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of GHC.
The associate degree nursing program and baccalaureate degree nursing program at Georgia Highlands College located in Rome, GA, is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at:
Dental Hygiene Program Accreditation
GHC’s Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the following agency:
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
AFFIRMING GHC’s ACCREDITATION
Oversight of continue improvement is the responsibility of the PAAR Office. Included with that responsibility are
appropriate correspondence, notifications and reporting to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission
on Colleges (SACSCOC). Moreover, the Office directs the reaffirmation of accreditation and substantive change
processes. These processes provide colleges and universities with an opportunity for reflection, honest assessment of
strengths and weaknesses, along with a chance to develop strategies for continued improvement.
2018 SACSCOC Reaffirmation of Accreditation
About every ten years, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) member
institutions are required to undergo a comprehensive internal and external review in order to receive reaffirmation of
accreditation. Georgia Highlands College underwent its decennial review by SACSCOC in 2017-18. The Fifth Year Interim Review is scheduled for Fall 2023.