UNA's most recent Compliance Certification Report was presented to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in September 2022. The Off-Site Committee requested additional information for several of the SACSCOC principles. UNA provided this supplemental information through a Focused Report that was reviewed by a SACSCOC Onsite Review Committee in March 2023. The SACSCOC Onsite Review Committee deemed the University to be in compliance with all of the principles and did not issue any recommendations. In December 2023, SACSCOC reaffirmed the University's accreditation. UNA will seek reaffirmation again in 2033.


As the SACSCOC Liaison, Dr. Lorie Johnson oversees the University of North Alabama's reaffirmation process. In addition to preparing the required documents that demonstrate UNA's compliance with the SACSCOC principles of accreditation, Dr. Johnson engages with university stakeholders to increase understanding of accrediting policies and procedures that impact various aspects of the campus. 


Dr. Lorie Johnson, SACSCOC Liaison and Special Assistant to the Senior Vice Provost of Academic Affairs
601 Cramer Way UNA Box 5041


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The University of North Alabama is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctorate level degrees. Questions about the accreditation of the University of North Alabama 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).

SACSCOC Reaffirmation Timeline

Compliance Certification Report Submitted
September 2022
Focused Report in response to off-site findings and QEP submitted
January 2023
SACSCOC Board of Trustees Decision
December 2023

Reaffirmation Off-Site Committee
reviews and recommends

Reaffirmation Onsite Committee visits UNA campus March 13-16, 2023 to review required onsite principles, Focused Report, and QEP and to make recommendations

Frequently Asked Questions

SACSCOC stands for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission oColleges, which is the accrediting body for educational institutions within Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Latin America. (For more information, see www.sacscoc.org.)