Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges - Regional Accreditation
Florida International University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Florida International University. General inquiries about FIU, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the appropriate FIU department and not to the Commission's office.
For information about the SACSCOC or the accreditation process, visit the SACSCOC website.
SACSCOC Reaffirmation of Accreditation
SACSCOC reaffirmed FIU's accreditation on December 6, 2010. The University maintains the standards specified by SACSCOC "Principles of Accreditation" and notifies SACSCOC of any substantive changes.
Every ten years a university's regional accreditation must be reaffirmed. FIU was first accredited in 1974, and reaffirmed in 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010. The next reaffirmation is 2021.
Dr. Elizabeth Bejar
Vice President for Academic Affairs
The SACSCOC liaison, serves as a representative between the President and the SACS Commission on Colleges. She serves as the contact person for the commission staff, helps units prepare SACSCOC notifications of substantive change, coordinates SACSCOC visiting committees, disseminates information about accreditation, and answers questions from the public and the university community.
Academic Affairs has a major goal to pursue accreditation for all the degree programs for which there are accrediting agencies. This is in pursuit of the university goal to maintain the quality of all educational programs and the university's philosophy of quality management.
Specialized and Professional Accreditation
Professional degree programs at FIU are accredited or approved by the appropriate specialized accreditation agency, or pursuing full accreditation or approval. Each of these accrediting bodies have their own specific criteria, review process, and time frame. View this page for a list of the professional accrediting agencies and the respective FIU degree programs.