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Assessment: Accreditation

Regional Accreditation

Armstrong State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 909.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Armstrong State University.

Normal inquiries about Armstrong, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to Armstrong (912.344.2576) and not to the Commission.

The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

As the SACS-COC Accreditation Liaison, the Director of Assessment serves as a point of contact with the Commission and ensures that accreditation requirements are incorporated into the planning and evaluation processes of the University, coordinates report preparations, ensures accuracy of all periodic reports submitted to the Commission and notifies the Commission in advance of any substantive changes and program developments, and answers routine questions related to the work of the SACS-COC. For questions related to these matters, call 912.344.3328.

Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure

Armstrong State University has an obligation to provide its students, constituents, and the public information about the University that is complete, accurate, timely, accessible, clear and sufficient. In compliance with a recent request related to Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure, Armstrong has prepared a response. To access the same, please click on Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure

Accreditation Reports

Throughout the year, routine annual reporting activities for SACS-COC occur and result in electronic submittals to the Commission’s databases and submittal of materials via US mail.  Other ongoing activities include submittal of letters of notification written to the Commission regarding program changes and substantive change proposals.

Next due date for the Fifth-Year Interim Report to be submitted to SACS-COC is March 15, 2019 with a review by the Commission in June 2019.

Next reaffirmation by SACS-COC will take place in 2023.

Specialized Accreditation

Armstrong State University programs have earned the following specialized accreditations and recognitions:


Specialized Accreditor



American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training


Communication Sciences and Disorders

Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)


Computer Science

Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology


Health Services Administration

Commission on Accreditation on Healthcare Management Education


Medical Laboratory Science

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences



National Association of Schools of Music



Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


Physical Therapy

Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy (CAPTE)


Public Health

Council on Education for Public Health


Radiologic Sciences

A) Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, track in radiography and radiation therapy

B) Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, track in Nuclear Medicine

C) Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs, Diagnostic Medical Sonography




Respiratory Therapy

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)


Teacher Education Programs

A) National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Georgia Professional Standards Commission

B) Georgia Professional Standards Commission