EKU is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC*), which is the highest level of accreditation available.
This regional accrediting body is recognized by both the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA**) and the United States Department of Education (USDE). Students can be confident that credits earned at one regionally accredited school will transfer to other regionally accredited universities.
* Eastern Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Eastern Kentucky University 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).
** Council for Higher Education Accreditation: One Dupont Circle N.W., Suite 510, Washington, DC 20036 / Phone: 202-955-6126 / Web: www.chea.org
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Child and Family Studies:
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)
EKU’s bachelor’s degree program in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology (FPSET) has been accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
The baccalaureate degree, master’s degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Eastern Kentucky University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202) 887-6791 (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
American Bar Association (ABA)
Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)