Accreditation

Western Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Western Carolina University. 

Western Carolina University also maintains accreditation with 10 nationally recognized agencies and more than 15 college or program specific accreditations.

As the major accrediting body for public and private institutions of higher education in the 11 southernmost states, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges ( SACSCOC) accredits more than 780 universities and colleges in North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America ( www.sacscoc.org). Western Carolina University has been accredited by SACSCOC since 1946; the last accreditation review took place in 2007.

Read about the 2017 Reaffirmation for Accreditation Process and Tentative Timeline

Please contact Dr. Tim Metz, the SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison, if you need additional information.

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