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Shaw University Reaccredited

December 10, 2013 - Shaw University, the first historically black university in the South, today announced that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmed the University's accreditation during its annual meeting in Atlanta, GA yesterday. The accreditation was reaffirmed for 10 years.

"The reaffirmation of accreditation is great news and validates all the hard work our students, faculty and staff do every day to make Shaw one of the best universities in the country," said Shaw President Dorothy Cowser Yancy. "We look forward to continuing our rich legacy of educating the next generation of global leaders."

SACSCOC is the recognized regional accrediting body in eleven U.S. Southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) and in Latin America for those institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degrees. The Commission on Colleges' Board of Trustees is the representative body of the College Delegate Assembly and is charged with carrying out the accreditation process.

To gain or maintain accreditation with SACSCOC, an institution must comply with the standards contained in the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement and with the policies and procedures of the Commission on Colleges. The Commission on Colleges applies the requirements of its principles to all applicant, candidate, and member institutions, regardless of institution type.