CLEMSON — Clemson University has been reaccredited for the next 10 years by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges.

After a two-year university self-study and site visit, the commission accredited Clemson to continue awarding bachelor’s, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees.

“This confirms that Clemson University’s basic academic standards are in place and functioning,” said Nadim Aziz, interim provost. “We can focus our attention on providing the highest-level academic experiences possible to our students.”

“This is exciting news for the Clemson family,” said Bill Surver, alumni professor of biological sciences and chairman of the university steering committee that was charged with developing a Quality Enhancement Plan for the reaccreditation process. “So much university-wide collaboration went into this process, including students, faculty and staff who helped develop our plan. This could not have been accomplished without the help and support of the entire Clemson family.”

Debra Jackson, who co-chaired the committee with Surver, agreed.

“So many people from all facets of campus put so much time, effort and heart into this,” said Jackson, Clemson’s vice provost for academic affairs and assistant to the president for institutional effectiveness. “From reviewing ideas generated from those throughout the Clemson community to putting the plan into motion, it has been an honor to serve with so many individuals who came together on behalf of the university.”