Claflin University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Claflin University.
Dr. Zia Hasan
Vice President for Planning, Assessment & Information Services
400 Magnolia Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115
SACS Reaffirmation of Accreditation
Every ten years, all accredited colleges in the southern states must be reaffirmed to demonstrate that they continue to meet the accreditation standards of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Claflin University was first accredited by SACS in 1948. The next reaffirmation is 2021.
SACS reaffirmed Claflin University’s accreditation in December of 2011. The University maintains the standards specified by SACS "Principles of Accreditation" and notifies SACS of any substantive changes.
For information about the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, or the accreditation process, visit the SACS web site.
School of Business
Programs: Business Administration, Management, Marketing, Organizational Management, MBA
Agency: ACBSP - Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
Current Reaffirmation: May, 2009
Upcoming Reaffirmation: 2018
Outstanding Issue: Note on faculty stability that needs to be removed through the Annual Report which is due by January 15, 2013
School of Education
Programs: English Education, Mathematics Education, Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Music Education
Agency: NCATE - National Association for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
Current Reaffirmation: March, 2005
Upcoming Reaffirmation Visit: September 30- October 2, 2012
Issues/Update: Claflin University’s NCATE Institutional Report was submitted on April 6, 2012. Special Program Assessment (SPA) Reports for English (7-12); Mathematics (7-12) and Art (7-12) were included with this submission as well. Revised SPA Reports for early childhood, elementary and middle level programs were submitted on March 15, 2012, as required. Claflin University will receive feedback regarding areas in need of attention after the June 10- 12, 2012 Off-Site review is completed. Opportunity for responses and the addressing of problem areas will be given in the form of an Addendum prior to Claflin University NCATE/State On-Site Continuing Accreditation visit in fall 2012.
School of Humanities
Programs: Music, Music Education
Agency: NASM - National Association of Schools of Music—Associate Member
Current Reaffirmation: November, 2004
Upcoming Reaffirmation: February 2013
Issues/Update: Self-imposed postponement to prepare for full membership. Consultant has made several recommendations that are being implemented.
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Agency: ACS - American Chemical Society
Current Reaffirmation: September, 2005