Northeast at Corinth reaches full accreditation

CORINTH – Students will be able to complete any Northeast Mississippi Community College degree program at Corinth beginning next year, after the college recently received required accreditation for the branch campus.
In addition to the school’s 10-year reaccreditation site visit by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the association conducted the site visit for branch campus accreditation, said college President Johnny Allen.
“We just had a really good set of findings by our peers from other institutions in other states,” Allen said. “We can now begin to offer at Corinth any program that we are approved to offer at the college.”
The programs that would be most beneficial to Corinth are being evaluated by the dean of instruction, who will make recommendations about what programs to offer there.
“The process will develop, starting with expansions in January and continuing over successive semesters according to what the Corinth community wants,” Allen said.
“Until now we’ve had to limit our programs there. They (SACS) exercise tight control over what we can offer until they see there are adequate facilities, adequate support and adequate staff.”
The reaccreditation team also visited the New Albany campus, which received the appropriate accreditation as well.
“Students can attend any of our campuses to get their credits, but they will now be able to attend and get a full degree in Corinth,” Allen said.

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