State Authorization

Our online students graduate as leaders not only because our academic programs are top notch, but because NCCU shares values, practices, and a commitment to quality with other diverse institutions in the Southern states, Latin America, and around the world accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). So the quality of your education is a guarantee, not a guess.

Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of NCCU.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

The State of North Carolina was approved to join the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) on June 9, 2016.  On May 18, 2017, NC-SARA and the NC State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) approved institutional participation for North Carolina Central University.  NC-SARA is a voluntary process of state oversight of distance education that established comparable national standards for offering postsecondary distance education courses and programs.  For more information, please visit NC-SARA and SARA North Carolina.

NCCU Relocation Statement

Please be aware that students who relocate while enrolled at the North Carolina Central University may become ineligible for Title IV funding or potentially be unable to complete their studies if they are moving to a country or state where NC Central University does not meet licensure or certification requirements. Prospective students should contact their advisor to discuss how relocation could alter their eligibility, while current students should contact their program coordinator if they are considering relocating during their course of study. All students are required to ensure their address is regularly updated.