Georgia State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, call 404-679-4500, or visit the web at http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Georgia State University. Normal inquiries about GSU, such as admission requirements, financial aid, and educational programs, should be addressed directly to GSU and not the SACSCOC office.
SACSCOC is the regional accrediting body for colleges and universities in 11 Southern states and Latin America for institutions of higher education. It is recognized by both the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education. 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
Maintaining SACSCOC accreditation also allows Georgia State University to maintain eligibility for student financial aid through the U.S. Department of Education.
In December 2016, Georgia State University began the process of preparing for reaffirmation of its SACSCOC accreditation in 2019. For further information about the reaffirmation process, please visit 2019 Reaffirmation.