Through the accreditation and compliance activities, the University reaffirms its ongoing commitment to academic excellence and innovation.
The University of Kentucky is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The Commission strives to improve the effectiveness of institutions by ensuring that institutions meet standards established by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to address the needs of society and students. The SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern United States and internationally (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Latin America and other international sites approved by the Commission).
In addition to institutional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), many of the University of Kentucky’s educational and administrative units, and degree programs undergo review by accrediting bodies or licensing and certification entities. The listing of Accredited programs and units do not include Medical Center accreditations.