South College (Main Campus, Parkside Learning Site, and Nashville Learning Site) are authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to confer Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Educational Specialist, Master of Education, Master of Health Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, and Associate of Science degrees, as well as various certificate level programs. South College is approved for the training of veterans and other eligible beneficiaries by the Tennessee Division of Veterans Education.
South College and the Asheville Learning Site are licensed by the Board of Governors of the University System of North Carolina and has received approval to confer degrees at the Bachelor and Associate levels. The college is licensed by the North Carolina CommunityCollege System to confer certificates and diplomas. The North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges is not an accrediting agency. The College is approved by the North Carolina State Approving Agency for the training of veterans and other eligible persons.
The South College Atlanta Learning Site has been authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990 to offer instruction in the programs listed on the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission website (www.gnpec.org).
South College is approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education to offer programs online as well as at site based locations. A Private School License has been granted by the Alabama Community College System.
South College is an institutional participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA). SARA is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national 9 standards for interstate offering of post-secondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by post-secondary institutions based in another state. SARA covers all interstate placements in clinical or practica situations among SARA member states, no matter the nature of the main program. However, some such placements may also be subject to the rules of professional licensing boards, in which case the placement must also meet such requirements.
For the most current information regarding the members of SARA, please visit the below: http://nc-sara.org/state-actions/state-actions-regarding-sara
For more information about SARA, please visit http://www.nc-sara.org/.
Without a physical presence in California, South College is not required to seek approval from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education under the California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009 (www.bppe.ca.gov/lawsregs/ppe_act.shtml). Communication from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education confirming South College does not trigger a physical presence in the state and is not regulated by the Bureau is on file.