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Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation

The Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation (MCCA) has statutory authority and duty to approve all colleges and universities or other entities that offer one or more postsecondary academic degrees and are domiciled, incorporated or otherwise located in the State of Mississippi.

What is MCCA?
  • MCCA is the commission composed of the Executive Director of the Mississippi Community College Board, the Commissioner of Higher Education, or their designees, and three (3) additional members, one (I) of whom shall be selected by the foregoing two (2) members and who shall represent the private colleges within the state, and two (2) of whom shall be selected by the Mississippi Association of Colleges. The latter three (3) members shall each serve for a term of three (3) years.
What is SARA?
  • SARA is an agreement among member states, districts, and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate postsecondary distance education.
What is NC-SARA?
  • The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) is a private nonprofit organization [50l(c)(3)] that helps expand students' access to educational opportunities and ensure more efficient, consistent, and effective regulation of distance education programs.
What is MS-SARA?
  • Mississippi became a member of NC-SARA in 2015. MCCA presently serves as the state portal agency for SARA and the state regulator.