Posted January 13, 2014 03:08 pm

JU keeps accreditation for ten more years

The Southern Association of College and Schools has re-accredited Jacksonville University's academic programs for the next ten years. 

University officials say they've gained accreditation after several visits from SACS officials and multi-year work that spanned administration, faculty, students and trustees. 

JU and all higher education institutions seek accreditation because having it determines whether a school will be allowed to recieve federal financial aid dollars from students who get loans and Pell grants. Having accreditation also helps college officials from two different schools determine acceptance of transfer credits. 

University officials say the accreditation comes after other positive news at the Arlington, private university. JU has recently rolled out a speech-language pathology undergraduate program and its marine science research institute has a floating dock.