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Accreditation and Licensure

This page contains information about:

  • Accreditation of the Institution
  • Licensure of the Institution
  • Complaint Information for Current Students of the Institution
  • Accreditation

    The Baptist College of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, and Master's degrees.

    1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033
    404-679-4500
    www.sacscoc.org

    Other Accreditation

    The Baptist College of Florida is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

    For more information about The Baptist College of Florida's membership in NASM, contact the Association at:

    111250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190
    703-437-0700
    www.nasm.arts-accredit.org

    Licensure

    The Baptist College of Florida is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education (CIE), Florida Department of Education.

    For more information about The Baptist College of Florida's license to operate, contact the Commission for Independent Education at:

    325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399
    (toll free) 888-224-6684
    www.fldoe.org/policy/cie

    Complaint Information for Current Students

    Internal Complaints

    All students have the right to make complaints and appeals related to academic and student life issues. Complete information about submitting complaints and appeals can be found in the current Student Handbook. A summary of that information can also be found at:

    https://mybcf.baptistcollege.edu/ICS/Campus_Life/Campus_Groups/Complaints_and_Appeals/

    Appeal to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

    The Baptist College of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The Commission is to be contacted if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. Procedures have been established to provide a mechanism for the Commission to consider complaints that address significant violations of the Commission's standards. Any person who has information that he or she feels should come to the attention of the Commission may submit a complaint in writing to the Commission on Colleges at:

    1866 Southern Lane
    Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
    or call (404) 679-4500

    The Commission has a form at their website at http://www.sacscoc.org/app/uploads/2019/07/complaintpolicy.pdf.

    In addition to completing the form, the complaint should state the nature of the complaint, then briefly describe the details of the complaint in the clearest possible language and indicate how the institution has violated specific provisions of the Principles of Accreditation. The complainant should then describe the steps taken to exhaust the institution's grievance process, describe the action taken by the institution to date, and provide a copy of the institution's response to the complainant as a result of the prescribed procedures.

    Appeal to the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education

    Additionally, The Baptist College of Florida is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. If an individual has exhausted the college's grievance process and wishes to file a complaint against this institution, he/she may write a letter or email containing the name of the student or complainant, as well as a current address and phone number, along with the name of the institution, the location of the institution (city), dates of attendance, and a full description of the problem and any other documentation that will support his/her claim, such as enrollment agreements, correspondence, etc. One may then send the letter to:

    Commission on Independent Education
    325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414 Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
    or email: amy.lefstead@fldoe.org or fax: (850) 245-3238

    Distance Education Student Complaints

    Out-of-state distance education students participating under SARA, who have completed the internal institutional grievance process and the applicable state grievance process (both described above), may appeal non-instructional complaints to the FL-SARA PRDEC Council. For additional information on the complaint process, please visit the FL-SARA Complaint Process page at www.flsara.org.