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Associations, 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

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

We are providing this contact information here to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of NC State, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of NC State’s decennial review, (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about NC State, such as admissions requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the university and not the SACSCOC’s office.

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)* Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) 2015 2022
Biological Engineering (BS)** Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

     *  Accredited through the College of Education
    ** Accredited through the College of Engineering

College of Design

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred
Architecture (B.Arch, M.Arch) National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) 2012 2018
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 2020
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

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 - Mechatronics Concentration (BS) (Joint Program with UNC-Asheville) Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Engineering- Mechanical Engineering Systems (BS) 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) 2012 2018
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 Education 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) 2015 2020
Business Administration (BS, MBA) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) 2015 2020
Master of Global Innovation Management (MGIM) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) 2015 2020

College of National Resources

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred
Forest Management (BS) Society of American Foresters 2015 2024
Paper Science & Engineering (PSE) Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management (BS) Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Related Professions 2012 2017
Professional Golf Management (BS) Professional Golf Association of America 2015 2020
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) 2012 2017

College of Textiles

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred
Fashion Development and Product Management American Apparel & Footwear Association 2014 2019
Textile Engineering (BS) Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

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

https://oirp.ncsu.edu/planning-evaluation/accreditation/specialized-program-accreditation

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) 2014 2019
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) 2016 2019
Student Health Services Commission on Office Laboratory Assessment (COLA) 2016 2018
UG Tutorial Center Program College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) CRLA's International Tutor Program Certification 2014 2019

   

Environmental Health & Public Safety

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred
Campus Police Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies 2016 2020
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 2015 Inspection 2018