The organization said the Baptist college needs to improve faculty competence and student achievement, among other things.
In the Dec. 15 SACS report, LC was found wanting in a core requirement of institutional effectiveness.
SACS also said LC came up short in: faculty/staff appointments; educational programs; administrative and educational support services; academic program coordination; college-level competencies; faculty degrees and competence; and control of physical resources.
LC did not show enough student achievement, a federal requirement, according to the SACS report.
Vice President of Academic Affairws Tom Searcy said faculty and staff have started on improvements, though, he said, they won’t happen overnight.
SACS will get a report from LC by September, and SACS will visit LC again in 2012 for evaluations, with the results being released in a December 2012 report.
LC President Joe Aguillard said the school remains “100 percent accredited.”
“In the history of the college, we have never lost our accreditation and will not now,” Aguillard said. “This is simply a direction from (SACS) of some areas that need to be strengthened.
“We have already begun the process of doing just that,” he said.