The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has approved Level II status for Georgia Highlands College, allowing the institution to begin offering four-year degrees.
GHC had already announced that it planned to begin offering a Bachelor of Science curriculum in nursing at its Rome campus in 2013 pending SACS and Georgia Board of Nursing approval. The SACS approval means the college now can officially offer that degree and others, if approved by the Board of Regents and SACS.
Dr. Laura Musselwhite, interim vice president for academic and student affairs, said the approval will create a pathway for Georgia Highlands to investigate future four-year programs to benefit its communities.
“The process of a level-change application is complex,” Musselwhite said. “SACS is not only approving one program in particular, but baccalaureate status in general. An institution must demonstrate that it is capable of providing all the academic
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