Accreditations and Licensing Information

Jacksonville State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Jacksonville State University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA  30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (sacsoc.org).

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.

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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. 

View a list of the program accreditations and the corresponding degrees.

The names and addresses of the specialized accreditations are listed below.

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

College of Arts and Humanities Website

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)
699 Scalp Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15904
Telephone:  (919) 635-8335

Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
201 Bishop Hall
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677
Telephone: (662) 915-5504

College of Business and Industry Website

CAEP accreditation seal
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
500 Montgomery Street, Suite 350
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (703) 535-5990

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 223-0077

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
107 S. West Street, #816
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

College of Education and Professional Studies Website

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)
264 Precision Blvd.
Telford, TN 37690
817-283-2835
*Provisional Accreditation Status

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 223-0077

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) 
2001 K Street NW, 3rd Floor North
Washington, DC 20006
Telephone:  512-733-9700

College of Health Professions and Wellness Website

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

College of Science and Mathematics Website

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)
333 John Carlyle Street, Suite 400
Alexandria VA 22314-3457
Telephone: (703) 683 -8080

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Website