Accreditation


Eastern Shore Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Eastern Shore Community 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).

Eastern Shore Community College provides associate degree programs approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Eastern Shore Community College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and the Southern Association of Junior Colleges.

The State Board for Community Colleges governs ESCC, a member institution of the Virginia Community College System. The State Board approves the college’s associate degrees and certificates. The ESCC College Board approves the college’s career studies certificates.

Certain curricula of the college are accredited or certified by specialized accrediting or certifying organizations. They include the following:

  • The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing, in cooperation with Tidewater Community College, is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233, 804-367-4515. This Tidewater Community College program is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233; phone 804-367-4515.
  • The Practical Nursing certificate program and the Long-Term Care Assistant (LTCA) career studies certificate program have full approval from the Virginia State Board of Nursing, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233, 804-367-4515.

All degree and certificate programs awarded by the college are approved by the Virginia State Approving Agency for payment of veterans’ educational benefits.

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