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Northern Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Northern Kentucky University.

Northern Kentucky University is a Level VI institution.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support Northern Kentucky University’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. The Commission should not be contacted in regard to general admission information or issues involving application of academic regulations. For more information on the SACSCOC, refer to the Commission’s Web site:

This site serves as the campus focal point for sharing all the pertinent information involving the reaffirmation process and all important documents: the Compliance Certification report and the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).
Northern Kentucky University was initially accredited in 1973 and was last reviewed in 2019 and reaffirmed in 2020.  The reaffirmation review covered the main campus and all extended sites.  Northern Kentucky University's accreditation extends to all programs offered on Northern Kentucky University's main campus as well as those offered at all extended program sites wherever located.    



For questions about accreditation at Northern Kentucky University contact

Abdou Ndoye

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Institutional Accreditation Liaison

UC 415D

Phone: 859-572-5379


For more information about SACSCOC  you can click on their logo to go directly to their website or you may contact them at the following phone number or address:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30333-4097

 (404) 679-4501