Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
announced that accreditation for McNeese State University is reaffirmed for an
additional 10 years following a comprehensive review of McNeese’s academic and
of accreditation is very important because it signifies that McNeese programs
meet high standards as the result of a rigorous external review process that evaluates
compliance against a common set of standards,” McNeese President Dr.
Daryl Burckel said.
SACSCOC accreditation standards review institutional integrity, effective
governance, financial sustainability and appropriate student support services.
process begins with a thorough internal review, followed by an external team review
of the university’s report and finally an on-campus visit by a group of
evaluators from other SACSCOC institutions, ” said Burckel. "I wish to thank
our faculty and staff for their work towards this outstanding achievement.”
The accreditation reaffirmation
process also requires the university to submit a quality enhancement plan that
makes a positive impact on student learning. McNeese’s QEP - "Navigate Your
Future: Charting Success Through Enhanced Advising and Career Readiness” -
focuses on improving the professional and career preparation skills of students
as well as implementing new tools and processes that will increase the
effectiveness of academic advising.
also determines an institution’s eligibility to receive federal funding for
student financial aid and its ability to accept transfer academic credits from
other colleges and universities.
has been accredited by SACSCOC since 1954. It is the major accrediting body for
nearly 800 public and private universities and colleges in Louisiana, Alabama,
Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America.