Emory University's Accreditation by SACSCOC

Emory is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Its Reaffirmation of Accreditation by SACSCOC extends through 2024.

This paragraph is the official statement to use when referring to Emory University's accreditation:

Emory University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, doctorate, and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, call 404-679-4500.

Accreditation by SACSCOC signifies that the institution:

  • Has a mission appropriate to higher education
  • Has resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that mission
  • Maintains clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers, and
  • Is successful in achieving its stated objectives

Among other benefits, SACSCOC accreditation enables Emory University to maintain eligibility for student financial aid through the U.S. Department of Education.

In order to facilitate federal reporting needs, SACSCOC requires that the university maintain a list of academic programs with Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) codes: