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Eastern Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Eastern Kentucky 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).

EKU Branch Campuses

Accreditation by SACSCOC of the Corbin branch campus of Eastern Kentucky University is dependent on the continuing accreditation of the University’s main campus in Richmond, KY.

Accreditation by SACSCOC of the Manchester branch campus of Eastern Kentucky University is dependent on the continuing accreditation of the University’s main campus in Richmond, KY.


Specialized Accreditations

AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) for Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Risk Management & Insurance, General Business, Management, and Marketing.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for Associate Degree in Nursing.

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for Didactic Program in Dietetics for Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics concentration.

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) for the Master of Science and Doctorate in Occupational Therapy.

American Academy of Forensic Sciences – Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (AAFS-FEPAC) for Bachelor of Science in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity and Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science Program (Forensic Biology and Forensic Chemistry concentrations).

American Bar Association (ABA) for Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Paralegal Science, and Undergraduate Certificate in Paralegal Science.

American Chemical Society (Certification) (ACS) for Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (all options) Program.

American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) for Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.

American Psychological Association (APA) for Doctor in Psychology.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for Masters of Arts in Communication Disorders.

Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) for Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology Management, Bachelor of Science in Cyber Systems Technology, and Associate of Applied Science in Technology.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs – Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs for EMT Paramedic (CAAHEP-EMT) for Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Care and Associate of Science in Paramedicine.

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) for Master of Science in Athletic Training.

Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE) for Bachelor of Science in ASL and English Interpretation.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master of Science in Nursing; Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Commission on Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) for Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration.

Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (ABET-CAC) for Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (with Concentration in General Computer Science).

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for Master of Arts in Communication Disorders.

Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation and Tourism for Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Parks Administration.

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) for Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, the Master of Arts Education in School Counseling Programs, and the Doctor of Education (Concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision).

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (formerly the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) for CARES (formerly Teacher Education Services), for Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science in Middle Grade Education, Master of Arts Teaching, Master of Arts Education in Elementary Education, Master of Arts Education in Middle Grade Education, Master of Arts Education in Secondary Education, Master of Arts Education in Library Science, Master of Arts Education in Literacy, Master of Arts Education in Gifted Education, Rank I Elementary Education, Rank I Middle Grade Education, Rank I Secondary Education, Rank I Library Science, Business and Marketing Education/Teaching, Career and Technical Education/Teaching, School Psychology – Specialist in Psychology Degree Program, Physical Education/Teaching, Health Education/Teaching, and Family & Consumer Science Education/Teaching Programs.

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for Bachelor of Science in Public Health, Master of Public Health, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Science and Sustainability.

Council on Education for Public Health – Association of Graduate Faculties in Public Health (CEPH) for Master of Science in Community Nutrition.

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) for Bachelor of Social Work.

Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program for Bachelor of Science in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Master of Arts Education (Graduate Deaf and Hard of Hearing Certification), Master of Arts Teaching (Deaf and Hard and Hard of Hearing Education).

International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) for Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Administration, Bachelor of Science in Fire Arson and Explosion Investigation, and Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection, and Safety Engineering Technology.

Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) for Associate of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) for Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science.

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) for Master of Music and Bachelor of Music.

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) for Specialist in School Psychology Program.

National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) for Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Science and Sustainability and Master of in Public Health.

Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NSPPAA) (formerly National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration) for Master of Public Administration.

North American Association for Environmental Education for the Undergraduate Certificate in Environmental Education and the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Education.

Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) for Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing (PGA Golf Management Concentration).

Public Relations Society of America (Certification) (PRSA) for Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations Program.


Recognitions and Certifications

Accreditation Council for Cooperative Education (ACCE) for Co-Operative Education Programs.

Federal Aviation Administration (Certification) (FAA) for Aviation Part 141 Professional Flight Program.

International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) for Counseling Center.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for Burrier Child Development Center.