Accreditation

Christopher Newport is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the baccalaureate and master’s degree levels. SACSCOC is one of six regional accrediting commissions in the U.S.

Accreditation serves to assure university stakeholders (e.g., students, faculty, employers of alumni, other schools to which transfer students or graduates apply) and the public of the quality and integrity of higher education institutions.

In the U.S., regional accreditation is the gold standard. In order for a college or university to achieve and maintain accreditation through one of the seven regional bodies recognized by the Department of Education, the institution must undergo a rigorous multi-year review process during which all aspects of its functioning are evaluated in accordance with a comprehensive set of standards.

CNU was first accredited by SACSCOC in 1971 and was most recently reaffirmed in 2007. The next SACSCOC reaffirmation review is scheduled for 2017.

Accrediting Body Information
Christopher Newport University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the baccalaureate and master’s degree levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4501 for questions about the accreditation of Christopher Newport University.

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