Jacksonville State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Jacksonville 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).
In addition to JSU's regional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s, education specialist, and doctoral degrees, the university offers many programs that have received specialized accreditation from state, regional and/or national professional associations and boards. The names and addresses of the specialized accreditors can be viewed by visiting the Accreditations and Licensing Information website.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master's degree program in nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at Jacksonville State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
Accreditation is an indication of public approbation, attesting to the quality of the education program and continued commitment of the sponsoring institution to support the program. The nursing program has maintained Alabama Board of Nursing (ABN) approval since its inception.