UNCG’s accreditation has been reaffirmed unconditionally for 10 years by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the primary organization that accredits schools and colleges in the Southern United States.
“UNCG’s reaccreditation is validation of our adherence to high standards for academic excellence,” said Chancellor Linda P. Brady. “UNCG’s strengths have shown brightly through this process, and we have identified some welcome opportunities for enhancement. Most importantly, this reaccreditation reinforces the fact that the overall educational experience we offer our students is exceptional due to the outstanding efforts of our students, faculty and staff.”
UNCG is accredited to award bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. The accreditation process helps UNCG maintain high academic standards, foster public confidence in academic value and support the critical function of peer review within higher education, and it makes UNCG eligible for certain grants and federal aid programs. It also helps ensure that UNCG fulfills its mission and gauges its performance, identifying areas for improvement. The university documented its compliance with the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation, which consist of federal requirements, comprehensive standards and more than 80 core requirements.
As part of the process, UNCG prepared a Quality Enhancement Plan to advance student learning. UNCG’s theme is “global engagement,” which is already central to the university’s mission.
“With two decades of commitment to internationalization, global engagement marks an elevation of UNCG’s longstanding commitment to global learning, moving toward our goal of being a public institution that delivers the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes our students need to engage effectively in the world community in the 21st century,” Brady said.
Dr. Jodi Pettazzoni, UNCG’s director of assessment and accreditation, noted UNCG’s accreditation was reaffirmed with no required follow-ups or conditions.
“The reaccreditation, which required support from many people across our university, speaks to UNCG’s commitment to excellence and we are pleased to receive this distinction from SACSCOC,” Pettazzoni said.