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Accreditation


Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, the 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.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Telephone: 404.679.4501

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.