Norfolk State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) at Level V (3 or fewer doctoral degrees) to award the associate, baccalaureate, master‘s and doctoral 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 Norfolk State University.
The SACSCOC placed Norfolk State University on Probation for twelve months after its review of Monitoring Reports and financial statements related to: finances; governance; adequacy of full-time faculty; educational program assessment; and policy adherence. The University will host a SACSCOC Special Committee On-Site visit in the fall 2015 to demonstrate its compliance with the Principles of Accreditation—the accreditation standards of the Commission. For more information on the University’s Probation Status, visit the SACSCOC website at http://www.sacscoc.org under Accreditation Actions and Public Disclosure Statements for December 2014.
The University has been continuously accredited and has received reaffirmation each of the successive ten-year periods, with the latest in 2008. The next decennial reaffirmation is scheduled for 2018. A link to a listing of specialized accreditations and program approvals that are granted bydiscipline-specific national professional accrediting agencies or affiliations is provided below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Letter from the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Institutional and Specialized Accreditations and Program Approvals
Official SACSCOC Notice January 2015
Video: Eddie N. Moore, Jr., Interim President and CEO – NSU Accreditation Status – January 27, 2015