Institutional Response to the SACS Visiting Committee Report (PDF)

2008 Monitoring Report (PDF)

Madison Hall

Western was founded in 1889 as a semi-public school. Madison Hall, pictured above, was named for Robert Lee Madison, the institution's founder.


Welcome to the official Web site for the Western Carolina University - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges(SACSCOC) Review.

As the major accrediting body for public and private institutions of higher education in the 11 southernmost states, SACSCOC accredits more than 780 universities and colleges in North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America (

This Web site was developed as part of Western Carolina University's review by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 2007. Western Carolina University has been accredited by SACS since 1946; the last accreditation review took place in 2007.

Read about the Review Process and Tentative Timeline

WCU receives official word of successful accreditation bid.

Please contact Timothy Metz, the SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison, if you need additional information.

Western Carolina University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools ( ) to award bachelor's, master's, education specialist, and doctor's 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 Western Carolina University.


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