Statement of Accreditation
The following statement must be included on any internal or external university publication that references the University of South Carolina Columbia’s accreditation status:
The University of South Carolina Columbia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The regional Palmetto College campuses (Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter, and Union) are branch campuses of the University of South Carolina Columbia; the branch campuses’ accreditation is dependent on the continued accreditation of the University of South Carolina Columbia. Questions about the accreditation of the University of South Carolina Columbia may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
Letter of Accreditation
The University's next reaffirmation will take place in 2031. View the most recent SACSCOC letter of reaffirmation of accreditation.
Distance Learning Approval
On December 5, 2003, the University of South Carolina Columbia was approved to offer 50% or more of any approved program by distance learning.
Information about documenting faculty credentials. Resources, forms, calendars and timelines.
Use your network credentials to log into the SACSCOC working site.
Want to learn more about the SACSCOC accreditation process? Guidelines, past submissions, SACSCOC standards, groups, and committees.
Visit the document directory to view recently submitted SACSCOC documentation.
Need Assistance? Contact the accreditation team.
Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation, SACSCOC Liaison