Institutional research is a broad category of work done at schools, colleges, and universities to inform campus decision-making and planning in areas such as admissions, financial aid, curriculum, enrollment management, staffing, student life, finance, facilities, athletics, and alumni relations.


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is the recognized regional accrediting body in the eleven U.S. Southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) and in Latin America for those institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degrees. The Commission on Colleges’ Board of Trustees is the representative body of the College Delegate Assembly and is charged with carrying out the accreditation process.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is to assure the educational quality and improve the effectiveness of its member institutions.

Panola College Accreditation Information from SACSCOC
SACSCOC Substantive Change PolicySACSCOC Stamp
PC Substantive Change Policy


Mission of the Office of Institutional Research

  • To aid Panola College in accomplishing its mission of providing excellence in education by supporting institutional planning and decision making
  • To work in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness towards the continuous improvement of Panola College
  • To aid Panola College in satisfying accrediting requirements for SACSCOC and other accrediting agencies
  • To comply with state and federal reporting mandates
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Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am - 12:30 pm