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.

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 order for a college or university to achieve and maintain accreditation through SACSCOC, a recognized institutional accreditor 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 2017. The next SACSCOC reaffirmation review is scheduled for 2027.

Accrediting Body Information

Christopher Newport University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the baccalaureate and masters degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Christopher Newport 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.

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