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 between decennial reaffirmations, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (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. The University’s Fifth-Year Interim Report will be due, March 2020. More information regarding this process is forthcoming. For any questions, please contact Fashaad Crawford.
In 2017, SACSCOC put forward Proposed Principles of Accreditation. If approved, they will become effective January 1, 2018.
NC State’s Substantive Change Review Team reviews all potential substantive changes and recommends appropriate actions to the provost in keeping with SACSCOC policies.
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.