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. You may 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.
Norfolk State University was placed on probation for 12 months after SACSCOC’s review of its Monitoring Reports and financial statements, and other areas related to: finances; governance; adequacy of full-time faculty; educational program assessment; and policy adherence. The University’s report to SACSCOC is due in September. A SACSCOC Special Committee will also conduct an on-site visit in October to review NSU’s compliance with the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation (2012). For more information on the University’s Probation Status, see the official SACSCOC notice below or visit the SACSCOC website at http://www.sacscoc.org under Accreditation Actions and Public Disclosure Statements for December 2014.
Norfolk State University is fully accredited and has been continuously accredited since 1969 (reaffirmation occurs in successive ten-year periods, with the latest in 2008). The next decennial reaffirmation is scheduled for 2018. NSU also has more than 20 accredited academic programs with 15 different accrediting agencies. A list of these prestigious, specialized accreditations and program approvals granted by discipline-specific national accrediting agencies or affiliations is provided below.
Below are additional documents which provide important information about Norfolk State University and its accreditations.
Institutional and Specialized Accreditations and Program Approvals
Official SACSCOC Notice January 2015
SACSCOC Accreditation Update No. 1
Frequently Asked Questions
Video: Eddie N. Moore, Jr., Interim President and CEO – NSU Accreditation Status – January 27, 2015
Letter from the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs