Edison College has received notification from its regional accrediting body that its membership as a baccalaureate degree granting institution has been continued. The action by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools follows an on-site review of Edison's first bachelor's degree program and supporting services.
"We are delighted that Edison College will be able to serve increasing numbers of students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree, especially in areas of critical workforce shortages such as education and nursing," said District President Kenneth P. Walker.
Prior to 2006, Edison College was accredited to award two-year associate degrees and certificates. Edison's initial four-year program, the Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Management, was launched in Summer 2006 and a team of peer evaluators visited the College last Spring. To date, over 100 students have been admitted to the program.
By Spring 2009, Edison anticipates offering six bachelor's degree programs with a potential enrollment of approximately four hundred students. The College plans to begin two new programs, Secondary Education Mathematics and Secondary Education Biology in Fall 2008. The College is also awaiting word from the Florida Department of Education on applications pending for programs in Elementary Education, Supervision and Management, and Nursing. A decision is expected in February.
For information on Edison College's program offerings, visit www.edison.edu.