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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)20152022
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)20122018
Graphic Design (BGD, MGD)National Association of Schools of Art and Deisgn (NASAD)20122021
Industrial Design (BID, MID)National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)20122021
Landscape Architrecture (BLA)Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB)20162022
Landscape Architecture (MLA)Landscape Architectural Accreditaiton Board (LAAB)20102016

 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)20122020
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)20152022

 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)20122018
Public Administration (MPA)National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)20142021
School Psychology (PhD)American Psychological Association20142021
Social Work (BSW, MSW)Council on Social Work20132021
Spanish/French Education (LAA, LTA, LTF)Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)20152022

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)20152020
Business Administration (BS, MBA) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)20152020
Master of Global Innovation Management (MGIM)Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)20152020

College of National Resources

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred
Forest Management (BS)Society of American Foresters20152024
Paper Science & Engineering (PSE)Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management (BS)Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Related Professions20122017
Professional Golf Management (BS)Professional Golf Association of America20152020
Wood Products (BS)Society of Wood Science & Technology20152025

College of Sciences

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred
Chemistry (BA, BS)American Chemical Society (ACS)20122017

College of Textiles

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred
Fashion Development and Product ManagementAmerican Apparel & Footwear Association 20142019
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)20142021

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 AthletesInternational Tutor Program Certification within the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLS)20142019
Cooperative Education (On-the-job experience in chosen field)Council for Cooperative Education20162022
Counseling CenterInternational Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS)20152023
Student Health ServicesAccreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)20132016
Student Health ServicesCommission on Office Laboratory Assessment (COLA)20142016

   

Environmental Health & Public Safety

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred
Campus Police Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies20132016
Campus Police International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)20132016

College of Veterinary Medicine

Program Name Accrediting Body Last Yr Accred Next Yr Accred
Veterinary Health ComplexAmerican Veterinary Medical Association performs accreditation inspectionsInspection 2014Inspection 2021
Lab Animal FacilitiesAssociation for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) Performs accreditation inspections.Inspection 2015Inspection 2018