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 (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, doctorate, and professional degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Emory University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).

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: