SACSCOC Accreditation

President McPheeMiddle Tennessee State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College 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.

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.

In March 2022, MTSU will submit its Fifth-Year Interim Report to SACSCOC covering academic years 2016-17 through 2020-21. SACSCOC explains that “the Fifth‐Year Interim Report was developed to respond to the U.S. Department of Education’s requirements (1) that accrediting bodies continuously monitor institutions to ensure compliance and (2) that accrediting bodies have a mechanism for reviewing multiple sites initiated since last reaffirmation.”

We invite you to learn about our 2022 Fifth-Year Interim Report for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Here you will find information about our reporting requirements and processes.