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Virginia Tech SACSCOC Accreditation

Virginia Tech SACSCOC 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 Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award doctoral, masters, baccalaureate, and associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Virginia Tech 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)."

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

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award doctoral, masters, baccalaureate, and associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Virginia Tech 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).

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

Timeline for Future Accreditation Actions:

  • March 2027 Fifth-Year Interim Report is due; this includes the QEP Impact Report
  • September 2031 Next Ten-Year Compliance Certificate is due Verification visits to off-campus instructional sites