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Institutional Accreditation - SACSCOC

Institutional Accreditation - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America and other international sites approved by the Commission that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctorate degrees. The Commission also accepts applications from other international institutions of higher education. 

SACSCOC Mission Statement: The mission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is to assure the educational quality and improve the effectiveness of its member institutions.

Core Values: The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has six core values:

1.            Integrity
2.            Peer Review/Self-regulation
3.            Student Learning
4.            Continuous Quality Improvement
5.            Accountability  
6.            Transparency

SACSCOC Vision Statement: To serve as the premier model for shaping and ensuring the quality of higher education throughout the world.

Accreditation Status of Norfolk State University
The official statement on Norfolk State University's regional accreditation status as required by Standard 14.1, Principles of Accreditation (2018), of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is as follows:

Norfolk State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Norfolk State University.