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 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 certificates and associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Questions about the accreditation of The Baptist College of Florida may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music

The Baptist College of Florida is also 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:

National Association of Schools of Music
111250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190
(703) 437-0700

www.nasm.arts-accredit.org

Licensure of the Institution

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:

Commission for Independent Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(toll free) (888) 224-6684

www.fldoe.org/policy/cie

Participation in NC-SARA

The Baptist College of Florida participates with NC-SARA (the National Council of State Authorization of Reciprocity Agreements) in order to provide online education to students in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. California is not included in NC-SARA. For more information about NC-SARA, please visit www.nc-sara.org.

Complaint Information for Current Students

Internal Complaints

While BCF expects individuals to attempt to resolve problems in a biblical manner, any student may make a complaint against the institution. Student complaints must be submitted in writing describing the complaint in the clearest possible terms, signed and dated, and sent to the attention of the Director of Student Life and Marketing.

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 (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. The Commission is to be contacted if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation. Procedures have been established to provide a mechanism for the Commission to consider complaints that address significant violations of the Commission’s standards. Questions about these procedures may be directed in writing to SACSCOC.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 679-4500

SACSCOC Complaint Policy

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

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 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., to:

Commission on Independent Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400

Distance Education Student Complaints

Out-of-state distance education students participating under NC-SARA (the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements) who have completed the internal institutional grievance process and the applicable state grievance process may appeal non-instructional complaints to the Florida SARA Council. For additional information on the complaint process, please visit the FL-SARA Complaint Process page at https://www.fldoe.org/sara/complaint-process.stml.