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Erskine College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Erskine College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Erskine College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

The threefold purpose for publishing contact information for SACSCOC is to enable interested constituents:

  1. To learn about the accreditation status of the institution;
  2. To file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review; or
  3. To file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.

Other inquiries about Erskine College, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Erskine’s undergraduate, seminary, or graduate divisions and not to SACSCOC.

Substantive Change Policy: Erskine College affirms compliance with SACSCOC’s Principles of Accreditation Standard 14.2 which requires institutions to have “a policy and procedure to ensure that all substantive changes are reported in accordance with SACSCOC’s policy.” Common substantive changes include approval for new educational programs, entering into a new cooperative academic arrangement, or adding an off-campus instructional site.

Graduate Programs (Seminary)

Erskine Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools ( and is approved to offer the following degrees: M.Div., M.A. (Theological Studies), M.A. in Practical Ministry, Th.M., D.Min.

The school is approved for comprehensive distance (online) education. The school is approved for the following additional locations: Columbia and Greenville, SC.

Contact the Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools at:

10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275, USA

Telephone: 412-788-6505

Fax: 412-788-6510

Erskine College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA was established to help expand students’ access to educational opportunities and ensure more efficient, consistent, and effective regulation of distance learning programs. For details about NC-SARA, please access the official website

Commission On Accrediting Of The Association Of Theological Schools

Pre-Professional Undergraduate Programs

Teacher Education

The teacher education program is approved by the State Board of Education using the Standards of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) and has been awarded national accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Other Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American Association of University Women
  • American Council on Education
  • Association of American Colleges
  • Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (Seminary)
  • Conference Carolinas
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
  • International Alliance for Christian Educators
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Christian College Athletics Association
  • National Commission on Accrediting
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (Division II)
  • Society for the Advancement of Continuing Education in Ministry (Seminary)
  • South Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities
  • South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
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Erskine College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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