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.

GHC’s Associate of Science in Nursing degree and its Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000

GHC’s Associate of Science in Nursing degree is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing.
Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217-3858
487-207-2440

GHC’s Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the following agency:
Commission on Dental Accreditation
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.

2017 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 2006-2007 and is scheduled to
undergo its next decennial review.