HAWKINS – Jarvis Christian College has received notice from the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges that its accreditation has been continued for good
cause and the institution has been placed on probation for one year. The review process for
reaffirmation of accreditation will be deferred for a year. This action was taken on December 11,
2012 after the Commission’s review of the College’s most recent monitoring report. The
Commission on College’s decision will allow Jarvis Christian College to further improve its financial
Mr. James Atkinson, chairman of the Board of Trustees, commended the College administration for
the progress made in addressing the concerns of SACS. “The President and his staff have made
remarkable progress in addressing the concerns of the Commission on Colleges in a very short time.
The Board feels certain that the remaining issues will soon be resolved and Jarvis will be judged in
full compliance with accrediting standards,” stated Mr. Atkinson.
Celebrating its centennial anniversary, Jarvis Christian College continues to prepare students
intellectually, socially, spiritually and personally to pursue professional and graduate studies and
productive careers. The historically black liberal arts, baccalaureate degree granting institution
affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), received its initial accreditation with SACS