Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Pearl River Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, or at http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Pearl River Community College. The Commission is only to be contacted to learn about the accreditation status of the College, to file a third-party comment at the time of the College’s decennial review, or to file a complaint against the College with evidence that appears to support non-compliance with a standard or requirement. All normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Pearl River Community College and not to the Commission’s office.

Other Accreditation Organizations

Pearl River Community College is a member of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges and the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities.

Additional accreditation and reaffirmation information follows:

In 2014 the College's Associate Degree Nursing Program received full accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. The program is also accredited annually by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (MS IHL).

In 2013 the College's Medical Radiologic Technology Program accreditation was reaffirmed by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

In 2013 the College's Respiratory Care Technology Program, Associate in Applied Science Degree at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, accreditation was reaffirmed by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coacrc.com), 1247 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021-4244, (817) 283-2835.

In 2012 the College's Medical Laboratory Technology Program accreditation was reaffirmed by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60018-5119, (847) 939-3597, (773) 714-8880, Fax -- (773) 714-8886, info@naacls.org, http://www.naacls.org.

In 2010 the College's Practical Nursing Program accreditation was reaffirmed by the Mississippi State Board for Community and Junior Colleges.

In 2009 the College's Physical Therapist Assistant Technology Program accreditation was reaffirmed by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education.

In 2009 the College's Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology Program accreditation was reaffirmed by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA http://www.aota.org), 2009. 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3449 Phone: 800-377-8555 http://www.aota.org/AboutAOTA/Contact.

In 2008 the College's Dental Hygiene Technology and Dental Assisting Technology Programs accreditations were reaffirmed by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611, www.ada.org.

In 2008 the College's Surgical Technology Program accreditation was reaffirmed by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology. The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756, Phone: (727) 210-2350.

In 2008 the College's Early Childhood Education Technology Program accreditation was reaffirmed by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.

In 2006 the accreditation of Pearl River Community College was reaffirmed by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.