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SACSCOC Accreditation Statement

Copiah-Lincoln Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate in Arts and Associate in Applied Science degrees. Contact the SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. The commission is ONLY to be contacted if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant noncompliance with a requirement or standard. All normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, and other college-related information should be addressed directly to the college and NOT to the office of the SACSCOC. Co-Lin's Accreditation Status

Copiah-Lincoln Community College branch campuses, Copiah-Lincoln Community Natchez Campus and Copiah-Lincoln Community College Simpson County Center, accreditation depends on the continued accreditation of the parent institution.


Copiah-Lincoln is also an active member of the American Association of Community Colleges, the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges, and the Mississippi Association of Colleges & Employers.

Program Accreditations:

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning of Mississippi (3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211, (601) 432-6486, and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326; Phone 404-975-5000; Fax 404-975-5020; *USDOE Recognized. Graduates that meet the requirements of the State Board of Nursing are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX®-RN).

The Medical Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. *USDOE Recognized

The Medical Laboratory Technology Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences; 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60018-5119, 773.714.8880.

The Respiratory Care Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care; 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021-4244, 817.283.2835,

The Practical Nursing program is accredited by the Mississippi Community College Board; 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39311,

The Automotive Technology program is accredited by ASE Education Foundation; 1503 Edwards Ferry Rd., NE Suite 401, Leesburg, VA 20176,


Copiah-Lincoln Community College is authorized in all states listed as NC-SARA states as an institutional participant. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is a national initiative to provide more access to online courses while maintaining compliance standards with state regulatory agencies. SARA allows institutions to provide online courses outside of their own state borders by seeking and maintaining state approvals via a streamlined process. To learn more about SARA, please visit

Professional Licensure

Some programs available at Copiah-Lincoln Community College customarily lead to professional licensure.  These requirements can vary based on the state in which the student plans to obtain licensure.  If you are considering one of these programs and plan to apply for licensure outside of Mississippi, please contact the respective licensing board in that state to determine whether the Copiah-Lincoln Community College program will meet its educational requirements for licensure.  Copiah-Lincoln Community College will attempt to identify and notify any student for which this may occur to recommend that he/she should consult the appropriate licensing board for his/her state.

NC-SARA has worked with the SARA State Portal Entities (SPEs) and regional compacts to create the Professional Licensure Directory, which provides contact information for five programs that lead to a professional license:  Counseling, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, and Teacher Education. Please click here to access the directories for those programs. Co-Lin also provides a list of programs that require licensure along with links to the professional licensing boards that regulate the associated professions. If you have questions about out-of-state licensure, please contact or call 601.643.8619.