Academic Affairs


In addition to SACSCOC, individual academic programs may be accredited by specialized accrediting bodies. ECU maintains a schedule of program accreditations, including DoE-Recognized accreditors. Institutional Planning and Accreditation reviews specialized accreditation self-studies to ensure accuracy and quality before they are submitted to their respective accrediting bodies.

A list of ECU educational programs that are accredited by specialized accrediting agencies is available in both PDF and interactive dashboard formats:

1. PDF version (includes only programs accredited by specialized accrediting agencies

2. Interactive dashboard (includes programs accredited by specialized accrediting agencies and the academic program review schedule for programs that are not accredited by specialized accrediting agencies)

Click on the thumbnail image below to access the Specialized Accreditations/ECU APR Dashboard
(Note: Dashboard may fail to load if an incompatible browser is used. Recommended browsers include: Chrome, Firefox, Safari)

Accreditation agencies dashboard

Responsibilities of IPAR and Units Regarding Specialized Accreditation

IPAR's Responsibilities
  • Collect all self-studies and accreditation letters from units
  • Publish accreditation information on IPAR's website
  • Annually update the standard description of ECU and work with programs to ensure accurate representation of the university
  • Assist faculty with unit data to fulfill requirements of specialized accrediting bodies
  • Inform SACSCOC and specialized accreditors of any changes in accreditation status with DOE-recognized accreditors
Units' Responsibilities
  • Use standard descriptions of ECU at all times
  • Forward self-studies to IPAR for review prior to final submission to accreditor
  • Forward all official documentation from accreditors to IPAR upon receipt
  • Inform IPAR of any change to a program's accreditation status immediately

Resources for Program Self-Study

In compliance with SACSCOC standards, ECU represents itself accurately and consistently to all U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting bodies with which it holds accreditation. ECU will describe itself in identical terms with regard to purpose, governance, programs, degrees, diplomas, certificates, personnel, finances, and constituents. Pursuant to these standards, the following materials are made available to ECU programs to assist them in their communication with specialized accrediting bodies.