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.
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 2018 Edition of the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation: Foundation for Quality Enhancement was adopted December 2017 and became effective January 1, 2018.
NC State must notify SACSCOC of any substantive changes and seek approval for these changes prior to implementation. We provide information on types of substantive change and the required processes for each.
Specialized Program Accreditation
The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost maintains a directory of specialized accreditations held by NC State colleges, programs and units.
NC State maintains assessment plans for each academic program, including all degree programs and certificates recognized on official university transcripts.