Western Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission onColleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials, such as certificates and diplomas, at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Western Carolina University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling 404.679.4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).
Western Carolina University offers programs accredited by 6 federally recognized agencies and by several other professional accrediting agencies.
As the major accrediting body for public and private institutions of higher education in the 11 southernmost states, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (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 ( www.sacscoc.org). Western Carolina University has been accredited by SACSCOC since 1946; the last accreditation review took place in 2017.
Please contact Dr. Tim Metz, the SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison, if you need additional information.