South College merger in Asheville

South College recently announced the completion of a merger endeavor that results in the South College-Asheville campus, which had been structured as a separate institution, becoming a Learning Site of South College.

“Transitioning the Asheville, North Carolina location to a Learning Site of South College creates efficiencies within our organization and provides increased resources to Asheville students,” South College President Steve South said. “Students at the South College Asheville campus will continue to receive the same high-quality education from our outstanding faculty and staff. This merger will benefit these students by providing additional resources such as library and research materials and course offerings.”

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Approval for South College adding an Asheville campus as a learning site has been approved by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern States. South College’s accreditation was reaffirmed in 2015. Photo submitted.

“The inclusion of the Asheville Learning Site as part of our regionally accredited institution will position this campus for growth in many ways,” South said. “The accrediting process itself demonstrates to our student and peers that our academic standards reflect a commitment to excellence. Collaboration between quality staff and faculty across the institution promotes best practices for our students. I appreciate the work of our South College team to ensure that our mission is reflected in every aspect of our institution.”

The leadership team, staff, daily operations and degree and certificate offerings for the Asheville campus are not affected by the merger.

South College is a private institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to offer programs at the doctorate, masters, baccalaureate, and associate levels. To learn more about South College, visit http://www.southcollegetn.edu.