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Southern University at New Orleans is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Southern University and A&M College 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 ( 

What is “Accreditation”?

Accreditation is a method of quality assurance that identifies schools that adhere to a particular set of educational standards.  Accreditation helps to drive student achievement and the ongoing improvement of a College or University.

Accreditation not only examines an institution’s organizational effectiveness, but it also takes a close look at the entire scope of the university to see how well it is suited to meet the needs of its students.  The accreditation process, though vigorous and stringent, allows the university to examine itself and its adherence to its mission.

The College of Business and Public Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

The Health Information Management Systems Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education  (CAHIIM).

The School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The College of Education and Human Development is approved by the Louisiana Department of Education and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs. However, the accreditation does not include individual education that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.

The Child Development and Family Studies Program is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).



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SUNO achieved reaffirmation of its accreditation in December 2011.