Accreditation reaffirmed for Jarvis Christian College

Updated: 6/25/2015 12:51 PM CST By Tom Joyner Foundation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                 JUNE 24, 2015

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Officially Reaffirms Jarvis’ Accreditation 

Hawkins, TX – Jarvis Christian College is pleased to announce that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has officially reaffirmed the College’s accreditation. Jarvis completed the process and had its site visit last October 2014. The College received no recommendations requiring further reporting and no follow-up to its Compliance Certification Document. On June 13th, an official announcement was made stating that Jarvis Christian College’s accreditation was reaffirmed.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher

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education institutions in the Southern states. Jarvis Christian College is accredited to award degrees by SACSCOC. The reaffirmation process occurs every ten (10) years. As part of this process, institutions prepare an extensive Compliance Certification Report documenting commitment/compliance to the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation. The institution also prepares a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) to improve a specific aspect of its educational program. Jarvis’ plan is JSTAR, JarvisStudents TAckling Reading. These documents are reviewed by representatives of peer institutions, culminating with a site visit by a visiting team.

Dr. Lester C. Newman, Jarvis Christian College’s president, said this regarding the SACSCOC Reaffirmation, “The favorable review of the College’s academic programs and administrative functions is an endorsement of the value that Jarvis is delivering to its students. In the judgement of our peers, Jarvis Christian College is fiscally sound and well positioned for quality improvement as the institution continues to meet an important mission in higher education. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the faculty, staff, Board of Trustees, alumni and consultants who assisted the College in its effort to maintain its accreditation. They are to be commended for their hard work and dedication.” 

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Jarvis Christian College is the sole historically Black liberal arts, baccalaureate degree-granting institution affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Located in Hawkins, Texas, the mission of the college is to prepare students intellectually, socially, spiritually and personally to function effectively in a global and technological society, to pursue professional and graduate studies, or to begin satisfying and productive careers.

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