The institution complies with the policies of the Commission on Colleges. (Policy compliance)

3.13.5b “Separate Accreditation for Units of a Member Institution”

Applicable Policy Statement. If the Commission on Colleges determines that an extended unit is autonomous to the extent that the control over that unit by the parent or its board is significantly impaired, the Commission may direct that the extended unit seek to become a separately accredited institution. A unit which seeks separate accreditation should bear a different name from that of the parent. A unit which is located in a state or country outside the geographic jurisdiction of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and which the Commission determines should be separately accredited or the institution requests to be separately accredited, applies for separate accreditation from the regional accrediting association that accredits colleges in that state or country

Compliance Judgment

In compliance      Partially compliant      Non-compliant      X      Not applicable


Francis Marion University has no autonomous extended units to which Policy Statement 3.13.5b would be applicable.