Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC)

Ƶ is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate of nursing practice level degrees. Ƶ also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Ƶ 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 ().

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If you have questions or require information related to SACSCOC, please contact the institutional liaison:

Dr. Tierra Freeman Taylor

Interim Director of Institutional Effectiveness
400 East Main St.
424 Hathaway Hall
Frankfort, KY 40601
 

(502) 597-5932
tierra.freeman@kysu.edu

SACSCOC Reaffirmation date: December 2019

Next Reaffirmation date: December 2029


Academic, College, Departmental, and Program Accreditation

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Ƶ offers courses and programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification in other states. Professional licensure and certification requirements vary by state. Ƶ reviews state requirements by June 30 of each year to determine if programs meet the professional licensure and certification requirements outside the state of Kentucky. Students seeking a program leading to professional licensure or certification should be aware of requirements for earning a license or certificate for professional practice in their state. Students can review the information below, explore additional information via provided links, and are advised to contact the licensing or certification agency in their state to request additional information regarding requirements (both educational and non-educational such as residency and background checks) prior to enrollment in a program. 

Ƶ makes every effort to ensure information is current and accurate. State requirements for licensing/certification may change between reviews. Before enrolling in a program, students are encouraged to consult with their state licensing/certification board for current requirements.

  • Ƶ’s Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (2028) and KY Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). The following programs are approved under the EPP:
    • The Bachelor of Science in Biology Education (8-12) 
    • The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (P-5) 
    • The Bachelor of Arts in English Education (8-12) 
    • The Bachelor of Arts in Health Education (P-5) (dual certification option with Physical Education only)
    • The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education (8-12)
    • The Bachelor of Arts in Music Education (P-12) 
    • The Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education (P-12)
    • The Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education (8-12) 
    • The Master of Arts in Special Education (P-12)
       
  • The Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP - BSN - DNP Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) - Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (2030)
  • The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (2027)
  • The Associate in Nursing ADN and RN - BSN Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (2027)
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) (2027)
  • The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) (2027)
  •  The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Music Education is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) (2027)
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) (2032)