Status of Accreditation
Louisiana State University and A&M College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master's, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Louisiana State University and A&M College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).
The above accreditation statement must be use by all university units in all print and electronic publications, including websites, when referring to the University's regional accreditation.
Since 1913, LSU has continuously maintained its SACSCOC accreditation, which was most recently reaffirmed in 2014. The university's most recent SACSCOC review occurred in March 2020 with the submission of the SACSCOC Fifth-Year Interim Report, and its next reaffirmation of accreditation is in 2024.
In addition to the university's regional accreditation, some degree programs are accredited by a discipline-specific accrediting agency. See Specialized Accreditation for a listing of these degrees, the Institutional Information Guide for Self-Study Reports, and the administrative review/approval process for self-study reports.