Accreditation and Authorization

SACSCOC

Middle Tennessee State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Middle Tennessee State University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).

MTSU has been accredited since 1928; SACSCOC last reaffirmed the University’s accreditation in 2016. The next decennial reaffirmation of accreditation will take place in 2026. 

NC-SARA (State Authorization)

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) is a nonprofit organization that helps expand students’ access to educational opportunities and ensure more efficient, consistent, and effective regulation of distance education programs.  MTSU is a participant under the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and is authorized to offer online courses and programs to any other SARA state members.