Why Accreditation Matters
Miami Dade College is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and meets the educational standards of the Department of Education, just like many of the nation’s most respected universities and colleges.
Because the College meets the strict requirements imposed by institutional accreditation:
- You can be sure that you will receive high quality education
- Credits you earn are more easily transferred to other institutions, allowing you to continue your education and pursue advanced degrees at prestigious colleges and state schools across the nation
- Employers know the value of your education. Institutional accreditation is a reputable, recognized standard in higher education.
Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on
Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also
may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the
accreditation of Miami Dade 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 (www.sacscoc.org).
The Commission’s contact information is provided to enable interested constituents to (1) learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about the College, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the appropriate department at the College and not to the Commission’s office. For information about the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or the accreditation process, visit the SACSCOC site.
SACSCOC reaffirmed MDC’s accreditation on June 11, 2015. The College maintains the standards specified by SACSCOC’s Principles of Accreditation and notifies SACSCOC of any substantive change.