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.