Academics

The academic programs of Limestone College are conducted within the framework of five divisions: Division of Arts and Letters, Division of Education and Physical Education, Division of Natural Sciences, Division of Professional Studies, and Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The following divisions offer baccalaureate and/or associate degrees. Some majors offer specialized concentrations within a major.

Accreditations

SACS logo Limestone College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033 - 4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Limestone College. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, and educational programs should be addressed directly to Limestone College.

NASM logo The music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Limestone also meets the certification standards required by the South Carolina State Department of Education for teacher certification.

CSWE logo Limestone College is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

CAATE logo The Athletic Training Education Program at Limestone College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education logo The Teacher Education Program at Limestone College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs at the Gaffney, South Carolina site. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

Memberships

  • The Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU)
  • South Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers (SCACE)
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Conference Carolinas
  • Blue Grass Mountain Conference (men's and women's swimming).
     

Business Accreditation

ACBSP AccreditedLimestone College’s Department of Business & Economics was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in 2017.  ACBSP (https://acbsp.site-ym.com) is a specialized global business accreditation body following the Baldridge model focused on teaching excellence and continuous improvement.  ACBSP evaluates business programs in areas of leadership, strategic planning, stakeholder relationships, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and quality improvement.

In conjunction with ACBSP, the Department of Business & Economics at Limestone College is continually looking to improve our programs.  Each year we test our seniors in all areas of business and compare our results against other ACBSP accredited schools in the Southeast.  Our goal is to consistently perform at or above the 50th percentile in all subject areas.

Below are our results for the 2016/17 academic year:

ACBSP test for 2016

While test scores and grades are important,  we believe that one of the best assessments to measure how we are doing is to ask employers and site supervisors of our internship programs how our students and graduates are performing.  We regularly ask these stakeholders to rate our students and graduates on a scale of 1 (very dissatisfied) to 5 (very satisfied).  Our goal is to have all 4s (satisfied) and 5s (very satisfied) with 75% ratings of very satisfied.  Below are a few of our matreces (note:  included more granular data in 2013):

Percent of Employers Satisfied with the Quality of Work of Limestone Students/Graduates Percent of Employers Satisfied with the Quality of Work of Limestone Students/Graduates
Percent of Employers satisfied with Limestone Student/Graduate’s Depth of Knowledge Percent of Employers satisfied with Limestone Student/Graduate’s Depth of Knowledge
Percent of Employers satisfied with Limestone Student/Graduate’s Ability to Follow Instructions Percent of Employers satisfied with Limestone Student/Graduate’s Ability to Follow Instructions
Percent of Employers satisfied with Limestone Student/Graduate’s People Skills Percent of Employers satisfied with Limestone Student/Graduate’s People Skills
 

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