Associations and Accreditation

Associations

The university is a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, the American Council on Education, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Education Advisory Board, the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Campus Compact, the University Professional and Continuing Education Association, and the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges.

Accreditation

North Carolina State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of NC State University.

In addition, many of the university’s professional programs and departments are accredited by national professional associations, including:

Specialized Academic Program Accreditation

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred
Agricultural Education (BS)1 Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) 2015 2022
Biological Engineering (BS)2 Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 2017 2023

College of Design

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred
Architecture (B.Arch, M.Arch) National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) 2018 2026
Graphic Design (BGD, MGD) National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) 2012 2021
Industrial Design (BID, MID) National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) 2012 2021
Landscape Architrecture (BLA) Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) 2016 2022
Landscape Architecture (MLA) Landscape Architectural Accreditaiton Board (LAAB) 2016 2022

 College of Education

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred
Counselor Education (PhD, MEd, MS) (MEd and MS concentrations are: Community Agency Counseling, School Counseling, and College Counseling) Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) 2012 2021
All teacher education programs, School Counselor (MEd, MS), School Administration (MSA) and School of Social Work (MR) at initial and advanced levels. Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) 2015 2022

 College of Engineering

The Office of Assessment and Accreditation website provides the accreditation dates for the following programs. Each of the following programs' next comprehensive review date is 2022-2023.

Program Name Accrediting Body
Aerospace Engineering (BS) Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Biological Engineering (BS) Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Biomedical Engineering (BS) Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Chemical Engineering (BS) Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Civil Engineering (BS) Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Computer Engineering (BS) Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Computer Science (BS) Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
Construction Engineering and Management (BS) Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Electrical Engineering (BS) Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Systems Concentration (BS) Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Engineering - Mechatronics Concentration (BS) (Joint Program with UNC-Asheville) Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Environmental Engineering (BS) Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Industrial Engineering (BS) Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Materials Science and Engineering (BS) Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Mechanical Engineering (BS) Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Nuclear Engineering (BS) Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Paper Science and Engineering (BS) Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Textile Engineering (BS) Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred
Human Factors/Ergonomics Psychology (PhD) Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) 2018 2024
Public Administration (MPA) National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) 2014 2021
School Psychology (PhD) American Psychological Association 2014 2021
Social Work (BSW, MSW) Council on Social Work 2013 2021
Spanish/French Education (LAA, LTA, LTF) Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) 2015 2022

Poole College of Management

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred
Accounting (BS, MAC) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) 2020 2025
Business Administration (BS, MBA) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) 2020 2025
Master of Global Innovation Management (MGIM) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) 2020 2025

College of Natural Resources

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred
Forest Management (BS) Society of American Foresters 2015 2025
Paper Science & Engineering (BS)1 Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 2017 2023
Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management (BS) Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Related Professions 2017 2022
Professional Golf Management (BS) Professional Golf Association of America 2015 2021
Wood Products (BS) Society of Wood Science & Technology 2015 2025

College of Sciences

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred
Chemistry (BA, BS) American Chemical Society (ACS) 2017 2023

Wilson College of Textiles

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred
Textile Engineering (BS)1 Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 2017 2023

College of Veterinary Medicine

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred
Veterinary Medicine (DVM) American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE) 2014 2021

Administrative Program Accreditation and Certification

Division of Academic & Student Affairs

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred
Academic Skills Enhancement Program within the Academic Support Program for Student Athletes International Tutor Program Certification within the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLS) 2019 2024
Cooperative Education (On-the-job experience in chosen field) Council for Cooperative Education 2016 2022
Counseling Center International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS) 2015 2023
Student Health Services Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) 2019 2022
Student Health Services Commission on Office Laboratory Assessment (COLA) 2020 2022
UG Tutorial Center Program College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) CRLA's International Tutor Program Certification 2019 2024

Environmental Health & Public Safety

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred
Campus Police Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies 2020 2024
Campus Police International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) 2016 2020

College of Veterinary Medicine

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred
Veterinary Health Complex American Veterinary Medical Association performs accreditation inspections Inspection 2014 Inspection 2021
Lab Animal Facilities Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) Performs accreditation inspections. Inspection 2018 Inspection 2021