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NC State and some individual programs must undergo regular accreditation reviews. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is the accrediting body for degree-granting institutions in the Southeast region of the country. NC State’s accreditation by SACSCOC was reaffirmed last in 2014. Various nationally recognized accrediting organizations oversee program accreditation in a number of disciplinary areas.

  • Program Accreditation

Specialized Program Accreditation

  • Institutional Accreditation

North Carolina State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 3033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation status of NC State University.

The Commission may be contacted only in relation to the University’s compliance with accreditation requirements. Normal inquiries about NC State’s admission requirements, educational programs, and financial aid should be directed to the University.

For additional information about accreditation at NC State, contact the university’s Accreditation Liaison.

General information on the Accreditation Process

SACSCOC Accreditation Standards

2014 SACSCOC Reaffirmation of Accreditation

NC State is currently engaged in its decennial accreditation review. For details, visit the accreditation web site

2010 SACSCOC Fifth-Year Interim Report

Compliance Reports Submitted to SACSCOC

Final Report on Quality Enhancement Plan

2004 SACSCOC Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Official Notification of Accreditation from SACSCOC

Compliance Reports Submitted to SACSCOC

Substantive Change

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requires that the university notify it of any substantive changes and seek approval for them prior to implementation. Examples of substantive changes include new degree programs, online offerings, off-campus sites, and joint- or dual-degree programs. NC State’s Substantive Change Review Team reviews all potential substantive changes and recommends appropriate actions to the provost in keeping with SACS policies.

SACSCOC information on substantive change

SACSCOC policy and procedures on joint and dual academic programs

NC State’s Substantive Change Review Team (Provost’s Accreditation Web Site)

Fashaad Crawford – Associate Vice Provost, Assessment and Accreditation (Chair)

Mary Lelik – Senior Vice Provost, Office of Institutional Research and Planning
Rebecca Swanson – Associate Vice Provost, Distance Education
Bret Smith – Senior Associate Dean, University College
Beth Monroe – DDE Liaison Officer, DELTA
Charles Clift – Associate Registrar, Registration and Records
David Dixon – International Programs Coordinator, Office of International Affairs
Duane Larick – Senior Vice Provost, Academic Strategy and Resource Management
Peter Harries – Senior Associate Dean, The Graduate School
Krista Ringler – Director, Scholarships and Financial Aid
Li Marcus – Director, Office of Undergraduate Courses Curricula and Academic Standards
Maria Brown – Director, Cashier’s Office
Melissa Nosbisch, Coordinator, Administrative Board of the Graduate School
LaTissa Davis, Assistant to the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Strategy and Resource Management


For more information, please contact Fashaad Crawford, (919) 515-3062 e-mail: