Accreditation and Authorization

State Authorization

Barton College provides face-to-face educational opportunities in Wilson County. It also serves online students from North Carolina and other states. The amended Higher Education Opportunity Act – 2008 includes changes to the State Authorization regulations. State Authorization requires colleges offering courses to out-of-state residents comply with each state’s requirements for distance courses. To be compliant, Barton College must secure authorization from a student’s home state before allowing the student to enroll in online courses.

State Authorization enables institutions to provide educational programs and courses to individuals who are local students, out-of-state students, and distance learners. Institutions must be authorized to deliver educational activities such as online learning, non-classroom experiences, proctoring, professional licensure, ad marketing. State Authorization allows Barton College to provide educational services to students who live outside of North Carolina. Compliance with individual state requirements is now part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act 2008, Emended 2010. H 600.9 ©.


Membership

Barton College is a member of the following:

NC-SARA and SARA-NC


Accreditation and Approval

Barton College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The College serves all students regardless of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, or disabling conditions. The College is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 prohibiting discrimination with regard to disabilities.

Accreditation

Barton College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master degrees.

Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (www.sacscoc.org) at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033 or call 404-679-4500, for questions about the accreditation status of Barton College.

Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the institution and not to the Commission’s office.

Institutional Status with SACSCOC

Our institutional status with SACSCOC is available at www.sacscoc.org.

From the SACSCOC accreditation letter:

The Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges reviewed the materials seeking approval to offer more than 50% of credits toward the approved Master of Science in Nursing with concentration in Education and Leadership through online delivery beginning fall 2017. It was the decision of the Board to approve the institution for distance learning and include it in the scope of the current accreditation.

Approval

Programs

Accrediting Bodies

Education

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 223-0077
caepnet.org

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
301 N. Wilmington St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 807-3300
www.ncpublicschools.org

Nursing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K St. NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-887-6791
Fax: 202-887-8476
www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE
Social Work
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 683-8080
www.cswe.org

Complaint Procedures

Barton College Complaint Process

Barton College strives to provide the highest quality educational opportunities available. If a conflict does arise, the College desires to resolve grievances, complaints, and concerns in an expeditious, fair, and amicable manner. Individuals who desire to resolve a grievance should follow the College’s Student Grievance Procedure and submit the Student Grievance Form. Please try to resolve any complaints with the college before going to any outside agency. If an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint with your State Agency.

SARA-NC Complaint Process

Once a student has exhausted all institutional grievance procedures and the complaint cannot be resolved internally, Barton College students may file a complaint with State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement North Carolina (SARA-NC). Please review the Complaint Process; complete the Complaint Form and submit it to:

SARA-NC North Carolina Director
NCSEAA
P.O. Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Toll-Free Phone: 855-SARA-1-NC (727-2162)
Local Phone: 919-549-8614 x4667
Email: information@saranc.org
Web Site: www.saranc.org

SARA-NC Complaint Process

SARA-NC Complaint Form (pdf)

Regional Accreditor (SACSCOC) Complaint Process

If a student has evidence that an institution is in significant non-compliance with SACSCOC standards, policies, or procedures, the individual should inform SACSCOC using the information and form provided below.

SACSCOC Complaint Process and Form (pdf)

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission of Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033

Phone: 404-679-4500
Web Site: www.sacscoc.org


Consumer Information

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Professional Licensure

In addition to the institution’s accreditation, some programs offered at Barton College result in the participants earning a license or certification. These programs have earned accreditation by industry-specific accrediting bodies. Please use the Program Accreditation information to learn about the required licensing or certification for your desired program, and the state specific requirements if you are a non-North Carolina resident that wishes to participate in one of these programs.

In order to comply with U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding distance education and professional licensure, Barton College is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure and/or certification outside the state of North Carolina:

Barton College cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure and/or certification outside of the State of North Carolina. Please contact applicable licensure board(s) in any state you may want to pursue licensure and/or certification prior to beginning the academic program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure and/or certification requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure and/or certification in any state outside of North Carolina.

Additional helpful information may be found on our Consumer Information page.

Education

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 223-0077
caepnet.org

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
301 N. Wilmington St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

Phone: 919-807-3300
www.ncpublicschools.org

Nursing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K St. NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-887-6791
Fax: 202-887-8476
www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE

Social Work

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-683-8080
www.cswe.org


Discrimination and Equity Issues

All discrimination and equity issues should be filed with the Title IX Coordinator.


Disability and Accessibility

Attempts to fulfill ADA/504 requirements should be sent to Disability Services.