Truett McConnell University (TMU) is pleased to announce that it has received reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) for a period of 10 years – the maximum time that can be granted.

“How thankful I am that SACSCOC reaffirmed TMU without any recommendations!” said Truett McConnell University President Dr. Emir Caner. “Such an achievement allows the University to move forward with our vision to provide the broadest and most biblical education anywhere in America.”

Every ten years, all accredited colleges in the southern states must be reaffirmed to demonstrate that they continue to meet the accreditation standards of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

To gain or maintain accreditation with the 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, according to the SACSCOC website. The review, however, is not limited to academics; SACSCOC reviews the entire organization, including academic and support services, facilities, library resources, policies and practices, etc.

“It is truly a rare and historic occasion when an institution successfully traverses its decennial SACSCOC reaffirmation without any recommendations,” said Vice President for Academic Services Dr. Brad Reynolds.

“And yet such is the occasion we celebrate here at TMU,” said Reynolds. “This is in no small part due to the leadership of our President and the labors of our Institutional Effectiveness Office, led by Mrs. Melissa Fortner and assisted by Mrs. Jessica Stribling. And yet, like all great accomplishments, it was truly a team effort by the entire campus. Special thanks to the cabinet, deans, directors, and program coordinators.”

Truett McConnell is accredited and offers 41 undergraduate degree programs and ten graduate degree programs that are designed to meet the needs of a growing student body and to equip each generation to meet the challenges of presuming their calling in the real world.

“This accomplishment was made possible by the tireless efforts of the entire campus, led by Dr. Reynolds, the Institutional Effectiveness office, and our deans and director,” added Caner.


Jenny Gregory is the Digital Content Specialist for TMU’s Marketing and Communications.

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