Institutional Accreditation

Accreditation Statement

University of North Carolina Asheville is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees and one masters degree.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of University of North Carolina Asheville.

The purpose for publishing the Commission on College’s address and contact numbers is to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the University of North Carolina  Asheville and (2) to file a complaint for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.

Please note that normal inquiries about the University of North Carolina at Asheville, such as admissions requirements, financial aid, educational programs, and the like should be addressed directly to us and not to the Commission on Colleges office.  For information specific to the University of North Carolina at Asheville, please contact Chancellor Nancy J. Cable, UNC Asheville, 253 Phillips Hall, CPO 1400, One University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804, 828-251-6500.

For more information, including information on our Fifth Year Interim Report visit:

For information about our Quality Enhancement Plan , the Inquiry ARC, visit:


Program Accreditation

In addition to Institutional Accreditation by SACSCOC, UNC Asheville has several programs which are accredited.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

ACSB accredits the Management and Accountancy Department.  For more information visit:

The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

ABET accredits the Joint UNCA/NC State Engineering program in Mechatronics.  For more information visit:

The American Chemical Society (ACS)

ACS approves the Chemistry Department but does not accredit.  For more information visit:

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

The Department of Education at the University of North Carolina Asheville has been granted continuing accreditation by CAEP. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs.  For more information visit: