Accreditation

Accreditation

Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental peer review process by the higher education community that aims to assure academic quality and accountability and to encourage improvement.

Georgia State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404)679-4500 only for questions about the accreditation of the Georgia State University.

Direct all other queries about programs, services, or admissions directly to Georgia State University.

There is a three-fold purpose for publishing the address and contact number of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. This is done to enable interested constituents:

  1. To learn about the accreditation status of Georgia State University;
  2. To file a third-party comment at the time of Georgia State University’s decennial review; or
  3. To file a third party complaint against Georgia State University for alleged non-compliance with a standard of requirement of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

As indicated above, normal inquiries about Georgia State University (e.g.  admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc.) should be directed to Georgia State University, not to the Commission’s office.

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness is administratively responsible for matters pertaining to the University’s accreditation, including coordination of the reaffirmation process.

  • 2008 Reaffirmation of Accreditation
  • SACS Information for Deans, Chairs, Faculty
  • Substantive Change & Joint Curricular Ventures
  • SACS Resources
  • 2014 Fifth Year Interim Review
  • Presentations at GSU about SACS reaffirmation
  • Specialized Accreditations at GSU.