Western Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call for questions about the accreditation of Western Carolina University.
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.