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Accrediting and Licensing Information

Accrediting and Licensing Information

Jacksonville State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Jacksonville State University.

In addition to regional accreditation, Jacksonville State University holds many program accreditations throughout the university.   In order to receive accreditation status, whether by SACSCOC or program accrediting bodies, the university must prove compliance in various standards that relate to the integrity and strength of the programs. 

Jacksonville State University


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America and other international sites approved by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees. The Commission also accepts applications from other international institutions of higher education.

For a list of the program accreditations and the corresponding degrees, please visit the "Academics" section of the current Fact Book.  

School of Arts and Humanities


National Association of Schools of Art and Design  (NASAD)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190
Telephone: (703) 437-0700

National Association of Schools of Music  (NASM)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190
Telephone: (703) 437-0700

National Association of Schools of Theatre  (NAST)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190
Telephone: (703) 437-0700

School of Business and Industry


AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
777 South Harbour Island Blvd, Suite 750
Tampa, FL 33602
Telephone: (813) 769-6500

The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
3810 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 190
Raleigh, NC 27607
Telephone:  (919) 635-8335

Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
1435 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045
Telephone: (785) 864-3973

School of Education


Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (703) 535-5990

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education/CAEP  (NCATE/CAEP)
1140 19th Street, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 223-0077

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
400 N. Columbus Street, Suite 202
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (703) 706-4600

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606
Telephone: (800) 877-1600

School of Health Professions and Wellness


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education  (CCNE)
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Telephone: (202) 887-6791

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care* (CoARC)
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX 76021-4244
817-283-2835
*Provisional Accreditation Status

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education/CAEP  (NCATE/CAEP)
1140 19th Street, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 223-0077

School of Human Services and Social Sciences


Association for Behavior Analysis International Accreditation Board (ABAI)
550 W. Centre Ave
Portage, MI 49024
Telephone: (269) 492-9310

National Association of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
1029 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005-3517
Telephone: (202) 628-8965

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria VA 22314-3457
Telephone: (703) 683 -8080

School of Science


Program Approval of the American Chemical Society Approval (ACS)
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone:  1-800-333-9511

Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.  (CAC of ABET)
415 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: (410) 347-7700

Division of Operations and Strategy


University Police

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA)
13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320
Gainesville, Virginia 20155
Telephone: (703) 352-4225