North Carolina State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. North Carolina State University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of North Carolina State University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
The Office of Assessment and Accreditation oversees NC State assessment and accreditation activity in order to provide university leaders and others with the strategic knowledge to make efficient and effective decisions in support of NC State’s sustained success and excellence.
Every ten years, NC State undergoes the reaffirmation of accreditation process as outlined in the guidelines and procedures established by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The university completed its most recent reaffirmation in 2014. Preparations for the next reaffirmation in 2024 are underway. For our campus partners assisting with this process, please refer here for more information.
In between decennial reaffirmations, SACSCOC requires institutions to submit a Fifth-Year Interim Report. According to SACSCOC, the interim review “was developed to respond to the U.S. Department of Education’s requirements [that] (1) accrediting bodies continuously monitor institutions to ensure compliance, and (2) accrediting bodies have a mechanism for reviewing multiple sites initiated since last reaffirmation.” NC State submitted its most recent fifth-year report in March 2020. View NC State’s latest report (Unity ID and password required).
The 2020 Edition of the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation: Foundation for Quality Enhancement became effective January 1, 2021.