Quality guaranteed.

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 Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (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.


Student Complaint Process

North Carolina Central University has several ways in which a student may submit a complaint or grievance. Students should address concerns as soon as possible after the event occurs and submit their concerns in writing. If a complaint cannot be resolved after following the internal procedures outlined by North Carolina Central University’s Dean of Students Office http://www.nccu.edu/studentconduct/complaints.cfm, students may file a complaint with the following agencies:

1. North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints
University of North Carolina General Administration
910 Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688
(919) 962-4550
For more information, please contact UNC General Administration

2. North Carolina Central University’s regional accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

3. Students who reside outside of North Carolina while attending North Carolina Central University may file a complaint in the state where they are residing. As required by federal regulations, contact information for the state agencies for filing student complaints is available.  Complaints may also be submitted to NCSEAA, after completing the complaint process established by the institution attended by the student.  Please visit SARA-North Carolina for information on the Complaint Process.


Professional Licensure Disclosure

North Carolina Central University academic programs prepare students to sit for licensure in North Carolina. Requirements for licensure vary from one profession to another and from state to state; therefore, NCCU does not guarantee that academic programs which fulfill North Carolina licensure requirements will satisfy the criteria of professional licensure boards in other states or territories. If you are interested in professional licensure, please check with the appropriate licensing board in the state where you intend to practice prior to beginning the academic program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure requirements.

It is the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside of North Carolina. If the specific professional license information is not provided below, please contact NCCU Online at nccuonline@nccu.edu. Thank you.



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.