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South College Dental Hygiene program earns full accreditation status

August 23, 2021

The Dental Hygiene program at South College Nashville has earned full accreditation status through a thorough vetting process by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

The Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene program has been granted the status of “approval without reporting requirements,” the highest level of accreditation, indicating the program is meeting or exceeding all of the basic requirements set forth by CODA.

“Achieving full CODA accreditation assures current and future students that South College is offering an excellent education,” said Nick South, campus president of South College Nashville. “With this and all our programs, we strive to create successful career opportunities for our graduates.”

South College Nashville also offers a Certificate in Dental Assisting program. Enrollment is now open for the next classes for both Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene.

The Dental Hygiene program at South College Nashville has been granted the highest level of accreditation with the status of “approval without reporting requirements” from the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The campus is located at 616 Marriott Drive.

South College is centrally located in the heart of the medical community in Nashville, which is becoming known as the healthcare management capital of the United States. The 75,000-square-foot campus building at 616 Marriott Drive is located just north of Interstate 40 and has on-site parking.

In addition to the dental hygiene and dental assisting career tracks, South College also offers degrees and programs in multiple healthcare fields, including occupational therapy assistant, physical therapist assistant, nursing, diagnostic medical sonography/ultrasound, health science (pre-pharmacy or pre-nursing), radiography, physician assistant, and more.

South College staff can provide information about financial aid eligibility, including Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, Tennessee HOPE Scholarship, and other grants and scholarships.

In addition, the South College Military Grant program provides tuition benefits to veterans and spouses of veterans with honorable discharge status; active-duty military and spouses; and dependents who are eligible for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits. South College also has earned the Military Friendly® School and Military Friendly Spouse School designation.

For more information about enrollment and financial aid, call 629-802-3000 or visit

About South College

South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

About CODA Accreditation

The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”]. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: