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The University of Alabama has earned reaffirmation of its accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).  SACSCOC made the announcement at its annual meeting in Houston, Texas, on Dec. 8.  The University’s accreditation will run through 2025.

“Accreditation is a rigorous process that measures an institution’s commitment to quality and integrity, as well as how well its mission, resources, programs and services meet and fulfill  a common set of standards,” said UA President Stuart Bell. “I’d like to thank the many faculty, staff and students who worked so hard the past two years to demonstrate the University’s commitment to excellence in every endeavor.

“Throughout this process, we learned a lot about who we are, what we do well and where we have room to grow. Our students will continue to benefit from what we learned, and our University will continue to focus on creating an environment where every student can be successful.”

Reaffirmation is the culmination of a process designed to verify that the University adheres to standards of quality as judged by its peers. It involved a significant self-study by the University and the development of a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) to improve student learning and the environments that support student learning.  Peer evaluators conducted an onsite visit in March to review the QEP, which was accepted without recommendations. UA was first accredited in 1897.

Stuart R. Bell