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 JSU's regional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s, education specialist, and doctoral degrees, the university offers many programs that have received specialized accreditation from state, regional and/or national professional associations and boards.  The names and addresses of the specialized accreditors can be viewed by clicking this link: 

“The Jacksonville State University Respiratory Therapy Program – CoARC #200619, awarding a Baccalaureate of Science in Respiratory Therapy in the School of Health Professions and Wellness, holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care ( This status signifies that a program that has been granted an Approval of Intent has demonstrated sufficient compliance to initiate a program in accordance with the Standards through the completion and submission of an acceptable Provisional Accreditation Self Study Report (PSSR), completion of an initial on-site visit, and other documentation required by the CoARC. The conferral of Provisional Accreditation denotes a new program that has made significant progress towards meeting the Standards of Accreditation. The program will remain on Provisional Accreditation until achieving Continuing Accreditation. It is recognized by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) toward eligibility to the Respiratory Care Credentialing Examination(s). Enrolled students completing the program under Provisional Accreditation are considered graduates of a CoARC accredited program.”

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

Office Address 1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX 76021-4244
Office Hours Monday through Friday
8 am - 5 pm Central Time
Phone/Fax 817-283-2835 (Office)
817-354-8519 (Fax)
817-510-1063 (Fax to e-mail)