Southern University at New Orleans is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACSCOC) to award Associates, Bachelors & Masters degrees.

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SUNO achieved reaffirmation of its accreditation in December 2011.

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, it 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.

Questions regarding the accreditation of the University should be directed to:

Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southern University at New Orleans.  Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, and educational programs, etc., should be directed to the institution, and not to the Commission, at 6400 Press Drive, New Orleans, LA 70126, or to phone number 504.286.5000.


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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