JACKSON, TN – HCF commemorates Lane College for successfully receiving another 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The SACSCOC, one of the leading regional acrediting bodies in the U.S., has recognized Lane for its continued dedication to maintaining high educational standards.
Lane College is a small, private, co-educational, church-related historically black college located in Jackson, Tennessee and provides a liberal arts curriculum leading to baccalaureate degrees in the arts and sciences.
Lane was recently notified of the SACSCOC board decision, and the reaffirmation yielded no recommendations or findings. As a trusted body, the board’s approval signifies that Lane College is qualified and well-capable of providing exceptional educational opportunities.
“Lane College has once again received this designation from the distinguished SACSCOC board,” said Logan Hampton, Lane College President. “After undergoing a two-year reaccreditation process, I celebrate the Lane College team that worked countless hours to verify that accreditation standards were met and exceeded.”
The SACSCOC on-site committee visited Lane last year, from Oct. 17-20, to review compliance with 84 strong accreditation standards.
“The College’s secure an strong academic profile and dedicated faculty have helped Lane achieve this reaffirmation of accreditation, and this designation indicates Lane is firmly positioned as a quality institution of higher education,” said Dr. Daryll Coleman, Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs.
To gain or maintain accreditation with SACSCOC, an institution must comply with the standards contained in the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement and with the policies and procedures of the Commission. SACSCOC applies the requirements of its principles to all applicants, candidites, and member institutions, regardless of the type of institution (public, private, for-profit, or private not-for-profit).
“We send our sincere congratulations to President Hampton and his team at Lane College for their role in successfully achieving this reaffirmation; we appreciate their commitment to the strength of Lane’s academic profile,” said Demetrius Johnson Jr., HCF Founder, President & CEO. “This designation is a major win for the space, as Lane has firmly positioned its future as an HBCU and an institution of higher learning providing quality educational programs. We look forward to Lane’s future success.”
Lane College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate derees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels.