The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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).
Student learning must be assessed each year to meet SACSCOC’s quality assurance requirements, and SACSCOC has set expectations for annual assessment plans and reports. Information about how to complete assessment plans and reports to meet SACSCOC requirements is available through this website.
UNC-Chapel Hill’s Reaffirmation Report will be submitted to SACSCOC in Fall 2026. As part of this process, Student Learning Outcome plans and reports for 2022-2023, 2023-2024, and 2024-2025 will go through external review.
According to the Higher Education Act, in order for students to receive federal student aid from the U.S. Department of Education for postsecondary study, the institution must be accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The annual student learning outcomes assessment process required by SACSCOC fulfills the quality assurance requirement specified in the Higher Education Act.