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.  Accrediting agencies are private, non-governmental organizations created for the specific purpose of reviewing higher education institutions and programs for quality.

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

In addition, a number of degree programs in specialized fields or disciplines have accrediting bodies.  For further information, please see the Specialized Accreditation page.