The university is committed to continuous improvement of its programs and services to ensure the quality and accessibility of its offerings. Accreditation and academic compliance are essential features of this process.
Virginia Commonwealth University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Virginia Commonwealth 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).
The commission should only be contacted concerning an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. Normal inquiries about Virginia Commonwealth University (such as admission requirements, financial aid, education programs, etc.) should be directed to the university, not the commission’s office.
The SACSCOC accreditation liaison for the university is Deborah Noble-Triplett, senior vice provost for academic affairs.
Accreditation by SACSCOC signifies that the instituition:
Beyond that, accreditation ensures we honor the promises we make to our VCU community. It exemplifies a shared understanding and demonstration of the SACSCOC core values — integrity, peer review, student learning, continuous quality improvement, accountably and transparency — across the university.