Through the accreditation and compliance activities, the University reaffirms its ongoing commitment to academic excellence and innovation.


Institutional Accreditation

The University of Kentucky is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. 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.

Please contact the Commission only if there is evidence that appears to support the University’s significant non-compliance with SACSCOC requirement or standard. Other inquiries, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be directed to the appropriate University department or unit.

Institutional accreditation and academic compliance are overseen by the acting associate provost for planning and assessment and the provost of the University.

UK SACSCOC Liaison Dr. Katherine McCormick
Acting Associate Provost for Planning and Assessment
Initial Accreditation 1915
Last Reaffirmation 2013 (UK Reaffirmation letter 2013)
5th Year Interim Report 2019
Next Reaffirmation Every 10 years
Level VI ( 4 or more Doctoral degrees)
Degrees Awarded bachelors, masters, educational specialists, doctorates
UK SACSCOC Reaffirmation Website


Program and Specialized Accreditation

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.