SACS Reaffirms FWBBC Regional Accreditation

NASHVILLE, TN—The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) notified Free Will Baptist Bible College that its regional accreditation has been reaffirmed for 10 years, according to Provost Greg Ketteman. SACS is the regional accrediting agency in the southeast and authorizes colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees. The reaffirmation came after a fall 2010 evaluation when a 10-member on-site team from SACS spent three days on campus reviewing FWBBC’s academic programs, faculty and staff qualifications, finances, physical plant, library, board and governance, strategic planning, student life, and other dimensions of the college’s operations. Over a period of three years, more than 2,600 supporting documents were prepared for the reaffirmation visit. Prior to the on-site visit, an off-site team reviewed FWBBC’s compliance document. After the on-site visit, the SACS Commission on Colleges reviewed the teams’ reports and reaffirmed the college’s accreditation.