Institutional accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental peer review process overseen by the higher education community that assures academic quality, accountability, and continuous improvement of member institutions. Institutional accreditation by a recognized regional accrediting agency qualifies University students to apply for federal financial aid and University researchers to apply for federally funded research grants.
The University of Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, 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 the University of Georgia.
UGA's most recent reaffirmation of accreditation took place in 2010-2011. Additional information about SACSCOC, including its Principle of Accreditation, are available via the SACSCOC Resources page.
The Office of Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness oversees matters pertaining to the University’s accreditation, including coordination of the reaffirmation processes. For more information, please contact Allan Aycock, Senior Director, at 706-542-9902 or firstname.lastname@example.org.