Academic Affairs



East Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master's, 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 status of East Carolina University.

Reaccreditation takes place on a ten-year cycle, with interim five-year reporting.

SACSCOC Letter of Reaffirmation (January 14, 2014)
SACSCOC Response to First Monitoring Report (January 13, 2015)

Student Achievement Metrics Dashboard 

Student Achievement Metrics


In addition to SACSCOC, individual academic programs may be accredited by specialized accrediting bodies. ECU maintains a schedule of program accreditations. 

As a condition of accreditation, SACSCOC requires a university-approved description of ECU to be used in all specialized accreditation documents. This description is updated periodically to reflect current conditions. 

Institutional Planning and Accreditation reviews specialized accreditation self-studies to ensure accuracy and quality before they are submitted to their respective accrediting bodies.

A comprehensive list of ECU's accrediting organizations can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.