Institutional Effectiveness

Lander University is committed to a comprehensive program of institutional effectiveness: the intentional, systematic, analytical and on-going process of collecting, analyzing and making decisions based on data and information related to the goals of each unit and of the University.

Assessment & Reporting

The Office of Institutional Assessment and Effectiveness is responsible for coordinating the assessment and institutional effectiveness efforts of all units within the University, including academic and support units. The Strategic Plan Goals Report Card is the culmination of an annual, university-wide effort to determine to what extent the Strategic Plan goals, defined by the Board of Trustees, are being achieved.

Institutional Research

The Office of Institutional Research is charged with gathering and reporting important data reflecting Lander University demographics. It is also responsible for the distribution of such information to our respective federal and state agencies, as well as internal and external users, in a reliable and timely manner.


As a public institution in the State of South Carolina, Lander University is committed to transparency and being good stewards of the funds it receives through accountability to our students, citizens, sponsors, donors and alumni. To this end, Lander provides a monthly report of all expenditure transactions containing the date, identification number, description, fund type, department, program, category and amount.


Lander University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) to award Baccalaureate and Master’s 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 Lander University.

  • College of Arts and Humanities
    National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
    National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • College of Business and Public Affairs
    Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • College of Education
    Montessori Accrediting Council for Teacher Education (MACTE)
    Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • School of Nursing
    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)