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Regional Accreditation Statement

 

 

Regional Accreditation Statement

 

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

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges?

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Colleges (SACSCOC) is one of seven regional accrediting bodies for educational institutions in the United States. Accreditation by SACSCOC is a statement of an institution’s commitment to integrity as well as its capacity to provide effective programs and services.

 

Why is TROY’s accreditation important to me?

Accreditation by SACSCOC is validation of Troy University’s quality in faculty and academic programs, services, financial stability, and more. In addition, this accreditation makes federal student financial aid funds available to TROY students who qualify, eases transfer of courses to and from other institutions, and indicates to employers and others that TROY graduates have received a high quality education.

 

What is the difference between regional and national accreditation?

Regional accrediting bodies typically accredit public and private nonprofit institutions offering associate, baccalaureate, master’s and/or doctoral degrees. National accrediting bodies typically accredit private institutions with missions focused on career education or faith-based education.

 

What is specialized accreditation?

Specialized accreditation is granted for specific academic programs, professions or units within a university. Many Troy University programs hold specialized accreditation. For example, Troy University’s counseling program holds specialized accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Troy University’s undergraduate and graduate catalogs provide complete lists of the University’s accreditations.

 

How do I learn more about accreditation, or find out what accreditations a particular institution holds?

Visit one of the following websites for more information:

  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) (www.chea.org)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (www.sacscoc.org)
  • U.S. Department of Education (www.ed.gov)