The NC State Belltower at dusk and night

Institutional Quality

Assessment and accreditation highlights an ongoing commitment to institutional quality, academic excellence and innovation.

Assessment and accreditation focuses on continual improvement of institutional quality.

Dr. Fashaad Crawford, Vice Provost for Assessment and Accreditation

A voluntary peer-review process, institutional accreditation and assessment signifies a university’s commitment to the highest standards of academic and organizational excellence through continual improvement and transparency. Accreditation also allows students to apply for federal financial aid and faculty to seek federally-funded research grants.

North Carolina State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Every ten years, NC State undergoes the reaffirmation of accreditation process as outlined in the guidelines and procedures established by SACSCOC. The university completed its most recent reaffirmation in 2014. In the midpoint between decennial reaffirmations, NC State is required to submit a Fifth-Year Interim Report.