What is the accreditation status of South Carolina State University?


South Carolina State University is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. The University is accredited at Level V (3 or fewer doctoral degrees).

SC State has been accredited since 1941 and has received reaffirmation each of the successive ten-year periods, with the latest in 2010. This accreditation affirms that SC State University continues to provide quality educational programs and services to students. The next decennial reaffirmation is scheduled for 2020.

If there are additional questions about the accreditation of SC State University, contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500.

In addition to regional accreditation by SACSCOC, specific academic programs and support areas are also accredited by their corresponding national professional accrediting associations.