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SACSCOC Institutional Accreditation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the southern states. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Latin America and other international sites approved by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees.

Tulane University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Tulane University 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).

Reaffirmation of accreditation occurs every ten years, with an interim report due every five years. Tulane's accreditation was last reaffirmed by SACSCOC in 2011. As part of this process, Tulane submitted a compliance certification report demonstrating compliance with The Principles of Accreditation, as well as a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) that addresses a focused topic or issue related to enhancing student learning. Tulane recently submitted its 2018 Fifth-year Interim Report (FYIR) in March 2018. For questions about the reaffirmation process, please contact the Office of Assessment and Institutional Research at oair@tulane.edu or (504) 247-1231.