State Authorization

State Authorization

Central Carolina Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. As part of the State Authorization process we are pursuing reciprocity with multiple states.

Central Carolina Community College is working to achieve compliance as established in HEOA 600.9 (c).

If an institution is offering postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a State in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, the institution must meet any State requirements for it to be legally offering postsecondary distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary [of Education] the State’s approval upon request. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001 and 1002)

Central Carolina Community College is currently authorized in the following states: Colorado, Florida, Hawaiifootnote 1, Kentuckyfootnote 1, New Hampshirefootnote 1, New Jersey, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washingtonfootnote 1. Central Carolina Community College is not currently authorized in any other states or territories at this time.

Student Grievance Procedure

Students can find CCCC's Grievance Procedure in the College Catalog. If the complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the institution’s grievance procedure, the individual may file a complaint with the following office:

Contact for North Carolina Students:
North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints
University of North Carolina General Administration
910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688
Telephone: (919) 962-4558

Contact for students residing outside North Carolina:
SARA North Carolina Director
PO Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Appealing a Grade

Students have the right to appeal any grade within fifteen (15) class days after the posted date of the grade. The procedure prescribed for a student to exercise the right to appeal a grade can be found on the Registrar's Policies site.

How To File a Complaint with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College

If you wish to file a complaint with the association that governs CCCC's accreditation, please see the following link: SACSCOC Complaint Policy


  1. footnote 1 Online classes only. back to footnote 1 content