Accreditation

Athens State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Athens State University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels.

Questions about the accreditation of Athens State 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).

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Phone: (404) 679-4500

SACSSOC Stamp

The College of Education at Athens State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
2010 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 500
Washington, D.C., 20036
Phone: (202) 223-0077


The College of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following business degrees:

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with majors in Accounting (including Accounting with Minor), Acquisition and Contract Management, Human Resource Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management (including Management with Minor), Management of Cybersecurity Operations (formerly Information Assurance), Management of Technology (including Management of Technology with Minor)

The Master of Science (M.S.) with a major in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, Kansas, 66213
Phone: (913) 339-9356


Athens State University is approved by the Alabama State Department of Education for the training of elementary, secondary, and postsecondary school teachers.

The Alabama State Department of Education is a member of the National Association of State Directors of Teachers Education Certification.


The B.S. in Computer Science degree program (excluding the concentration in Information Security) and the B.S. in Information Technology degree program are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.


CCNE Accedited

The Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing at Athens State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


Professional Licensure Disclosures

SARA is an agreement among member states, districts, and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate postsecondary distance education.  The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) is a private nonprofit organization that helps expand students’ access to educational opportunities and ensures more efficient, consistent, and effective regulation of distance education programs.

As a SARA participating institution, Athens State University publicly notifies students if degree programs meet professional licensure requirements in states other than Alabama.  An inventory of our most recent review can be found here

Athens State University recommends that students contact their appropriate state licensing agency to confirm this information and receive current guidance before starting a program of study.

Professional Licensure Directory

NC-SARA also has created and maintained the Professional Licensure Directory, which provides contact information for five programs that lead to a professional license. These programs have the most enrollments per the data provided by SARA participating institutions.

Counseling

Nursing

Psychology

Social work

Teacher Education

This resource does not house regulations or requirements; it is exclusively general contact information. Students may find this contact information helpful in their research on state licensure requirements in their locations. NC-SARA updates the contact information twice annually.

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