Tennessee Independent Colleges
and Universities Association

Private Colleges Serving Tennessee


Comparison of Credentials for Faculty
Who Teach Bachelorís Level Courses

Accreditation creates a zone of mutual trust allowing institutions to be confident that the credits they accept for transfer are similar in rigor to courses offered at the institution. But because of differences in accreditation standards, course transferability is not guaranteed between regionally accredited colleges and universities and nationally accredited schools.

 
The chart below illustrates one major difference - the academic preparation of the faculty - for bachelor's degree level courses.

REGIONAL

NATIONAL

Credentials of faculty who teach upper division courses related to student's major or minor Doctorate or Master's degree in the teaching discipline Bachelor's degree and/or demonstrated professional level experience in the teaching discipline

SACSCOC is the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and accredits all TICUA member schools and all Tennessee public colleges and universities.


ACICS is the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Examples of Tennessee institutions with ACICS accreditation include Daymar College, ITT Technical Institute, Miller Motte College, and National College.

Source:  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools - Commission on Colleges (sacscoc.org); Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (acics.org)

Message from TICUA President Claude Pressnell: This message is part of an ongoing series of charts from the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association highlighting the impact of our 34 member campuses. We hope that you will find this information helpful.

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