This website is designed to keep the Appalachian State University community informed about the Reaffirmation of Accreditation process for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Appalachian State University was first awarded accreditation by SACSCOC in 1942.
Reaffirmation of Accreditation
Our most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was in December 2013.
The Five-Year Interim Report was submitted in 2019 and accepted by SACSCOC as final after a February 2020 substantive change site visit.
In 2018, SACSCOC informed us of a scheduling change and the need to move Appalachian State University to the Class of 2024 for its decennial reaffirmation of accreditation review.
App State submitted its report for decennial review and Compliance Certification to SACSCOC in September 2023. The on-site review visit is scheduled for March 18-21, 2024.
SACSCOC Accreditation Statement
Appalachian State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees. Appalachian State University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Appalachian 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 (www.sacscoc.org).