VT SACSCOC Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Virginia Tech's Ongoing Efforts Related to Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Virginia Tech's Ongoing Efforts Related to Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Virginia Tech is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award doctoral, masters, baccalaureate, and associate degrees.  


For questions about the accreditation of Virginia Tech, contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Phone: 404-679-4500

Resources for the university in achieving and maintaining compliance with SACSCOC principles

Timeline for upcoming Reaffirmation of Accreditation

  • September 8, 2020 Compliance certificate is due to SACSCOC
  • November 3–6, 2020 Off-site review
  • February 1, 2021 Required focused reports and Quality Enhancement Plan are due to SACSCOC
  • March 15–18, 2021 On-site review

Virginia Tech successfully achieved reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and School - Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in December 2010. This acknowledgement reflects Virginia Tech's ongoing commitment to excellence in all aspects of its operations - academic as well as administrative - and our dedication to continuous improvement in meeting our institutional mission and strategic initiatives.

The oversight of Virginia Tech’s ongoing activities related to accreditation is spread throughout the university. The fourteen areas in which the university must demonstrate compliance with SACSCOC principles are:

1. Integrity
2. Mission
3. Basic Eligibility (to award degrees)
4. Governing Board
5. Administration and Organization
6. Faculty
7. Institutional Planning and Effectiveness

8. Student Achievement
9. Educational Program Structure and Content
10. Educational Policies, Procedures, and Practices
11. Library and Learning/Information Resources
12. Academic and Student Support Services
13. Financial and Physical Resources
14. Transparency and Institutional Representation