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Accreditation and Memberships

Mitchell Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Mitchell Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Mitchell Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges*
1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097  
Phone (404) 679-4500

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)*
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone (404) 975-5000, Fax (404) 975-5020

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355 – 13th St. N, #7709 Seminole, FL 33775-7709
Phone (727) 210-2350

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)*
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
Phone (703) 437-0700, Fax (703) 437-6312

*These accrediting bodies are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Accreditation information is published to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about Mitchell Community College, such as admissions requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Mitchell Community College and not the listed accrediting organizations. 

Student and Public Complaint Policy and Procedures

Mitchell Community College provides complaint procedures for students under established grievance procedures described in the College Catalog and Student Handbook. Members of the public may also register complaints by forwarding signed, written statements to the Office of the President, Mitchell Community College, 500 W. Broad Street, Statesville, North Carolina. Mitchell will not entertain complaints that are not in writing or which are anonymous, nor will it consider complaints sent electronically or through facsimile transmission. The President, or the President’s designee, may require further information from the complainant and may seek information from appropriate college offices, as needed to respond to the complaint.