Compliance & Accreditation

Florida College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Florida College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Florida 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 (


Secondary Accreditations

Florida College also holds secondary accreditations relevant to many of its educational programs. These additional accreditations reflect the legitimacy of our educational programs, provide our students with greater confidence in their earned degrees, and demonstrate our competitiveness with similar educational programs within Florida and across the United States.

Student Complaint Process

Florida College provides several means through which a student may address complaints and grievances. In order to resolve academic grievances, complaints, and concerns in an expeditious, fair, and amicable manner, students are asked to consult their respective college catalog or student handbook for information on the appropriate grievance procedures. The link above provides the current academic catalog for Florida College. Students are urged to exhaust all possible internal avenues for resolution before filing complaints with external agencies. In the unlikely event that an issue cannot be resolved internally, students may file a complaint with the following external agencies:

  1. Regional Accreditor: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 Telephone (404) 679-4500. The link above provides information on the SACSCOC complaint policies and procedures.
  2. State Licensing Authorities: Office of Articulation, Department of Education,, (850) 254-0427

Distance Education Students

  1. Out-of-state Distance Learning students, who have completed the internal institutional grievance process and the applicable state grievance process, may appeal non-instructional complaints to the FL- SARA PRDEC Council. For additional information on the complaint process, please visit the FL-SARA Complaint process page at
Disclaimer: If any inconsistencies exist between the catalog/handbook and the website, the Florida College website controls the complaint process.