East Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award 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 status of East Carolina University.
Reaccreditation takes place on a ten-year cycle, with interim five-year reporting.
In addition to SACSCOC, individual academic programs may be accredited by specialized accrediting bodies. ECU maintains a schedule of program accreditations.
As a condition of accreditation, SACSCOC requires a university-approved description of ECU to be used in all specialized accreditation documents. This description is updated periodically to reflect current conditions.
Institutional Planning and Accreditation reviews specialized accreditation self-studies to ensure accuracy and quality before they are submitted to their respective accrediting bodies.