WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)–The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has reaffirmed the accreditation of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and its affiliate Southeastern College at Wake Forest.
The reaffirmation of accreditation was approved at the June 20 meeting of the entity’s Commission on Colleges. Schools accredited by the association are examined every 10 years by a visiting committee of peers who review all aspects of the institution’s ability to deliver quality education.
“We are very grateful for the reaffirmation of accreditation,” said Southeastern’s president, Paige Patterson. “I am personally grateful for the hard work of Dr. Waylan Owens, our vice president for institutional effectiveness. Dr. Owens’ hard work during the entire process was undoubtedly the major factor in a successful reaffirmation visit. He and his staff are to be greatly commended for their efforts. Southeastern’s reaffirmation is just another confirmation of the extraordinary faculty, staff and students of which our institution is comprised.”
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is the standard-setting agency for institutions of higher learning in 11 southern states.
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, with its campus in Wake Forest, N.C., is one of the leading seminaries in the United States. Founded in 1950, it is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention.