Distance Learning Accreditation
The University of Kentucky is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges to award Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral Degrees. In order for a course to be considered as distance learning at the University of Kentucky, it must meet the SACS definition of distance learning:
"For the purposes of the Commission on College's accreditation review, distance education is a formal educational process in which the majority of the instruction (interaction between students and instructors and among students) in a course occurs when students and instructors are not in the same place. Instruction may be synchronous or asynchronous. A distance education course may use the internet; one-way and two-way transmissions through open broadcast, closed circuit, cable, microwave, broadband lines, fiber optics, satellite, or wireless communications devices; audio conferencing; or video cassettes, DVD's, and CD-ROMs if used as part of the distance learning course or program."
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Kentucky.