The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, 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 the University of Florida.
The University of Florida’s accreditation is reaffirmed by SACSCOC every 10 years. SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.*
All program and courses are approved by the University of Florida Graduate School and must meet the same academic standards and rigor as any other class, irrespective of whether it is taught online or on campus.
The university’s reaffirmation process includes reports demonstrating compliance with SACSCOC principles and standards and a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). In addition to the reports, the reaffirmation process includes extensive evaluation of compliance by an off-site peer review, an on-site peer review and the final review by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees.