Accreditation

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and many of its individual programs participate regularly in rigorous internal and external review processes for the purpose of maintaining accreditation. Institution-wide accreditation is governed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S Department of Education that oversees colleges and universities in an 11-state area including North Carolina. All SACSCOC member institutions are required to undergo a full accreditation review every 10 years and submit a Fifth-Year Interim Report between decennial reviews. A variety of external bodies also accredit programs in specific fields and professions offered by UNC-Chapel Hill.

Institutional Accreditation

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award: baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees and certificates. For more information about the accreditation status of UNC-Chapel Hill contact:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Telephone number 404-679-4501
http://www.sacscoc.org

General Information on the Accreditation Process

SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation (2012)

Information about Accrediting Agency Decision, June 2013

Program Accreditation

Agencies that Accredit UNC-Chapel Hill Programs

For more information, please contact the Office of Institutional Research & Assessment at: oiraweb@listserv.unc.edu