Factbook - Academic Programs

Institution Accreditation

Auburn University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist and Doctor’s 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 Auburn University.

The purpose of publishing the Commission’s address and contact numbers is to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of Auburn University, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of Auburn University’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against Auburn University for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement of the Commission on Colleges.

Normal inquiries about admission requirements, financial aid, or educational programs should be addressed directly to Auburn University.

Academic Program Accreditation

Certain Auburn University degree programs also have disciplinary accreditors. The following list includes those Auburn programs and their Accrediting Agencies.


College/School Program Accrediting Agency
Agriculture Biosystems Engineering - Interdept. ABET EAC - Engineering Accreditation Council
Food Science International Food Technologists
Architecture, Design & Construction Architecture National Architectural Accrediting Board
Building Science American Council for Construction Education
Fine Arts, Graphic Design National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Industrial Design National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Landscape Architecture Landscape Architectural Accrediting Board
Community Planning Planning Accreditation Board
Business All Programs Association to Advance Colleges & Schools of Business, International
School of Accountancy Association to Advance Colleges & Schools of Business, International
Education All Teacher Preparation Programs Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparedness (CAEP)
Community Agency Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, Counselor Education, & School Counseling Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Counseling Psychology American Psychological Association
Music Education National Association of Schools of Music
Rehabilitation Counseling Council on Rehabilitation Education
Engineering Aerospace, Biosystems, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial & Systems, Materials, Mechanical, Software, & Wireless ABET EAC (Engineering Accreditation Council)
Computer Science ABET CAC (Computing Accreditation Commission)
Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Society of American Foresters
Biosystems Engineering (Forestry Engineering Option) - Interdept. Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
Human Sciences Auburn University Early Learning Center National Association for the Education of Young Children
Birmingham Early Learning Center National Association for the Education of Young Children
Nutrition (Dietetics Option) Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Interior Design Council for Interior Design Accreditation
Hotel and Restaurant Management Accrediting Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration
Human Development & Family Studies (Marriage & Family Therapy Option - Master's Degree) American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage & Family Therapy Education
Liberal Arts Art and Art History National Association of Schools of Art & Design

Aviation Management/

Professional Flight

Aviation Accreditation Board International
Speech Language Pathology & Audiology American Speech-Language-Hearing Association on Academic Accreditation
Clinical Psychology American Psychological Association
Journalism/Public Relations Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Health Administration Association of University Programs in Health Administration
Music National Association of Schools of Music
Public Administration National Association of Schools of Public Affairs
Social Work Council on Social Work Education
Theatre National Association of Schools of Theatre
Nursing Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Pharmacy Pharmacy Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Medicine American Veterinary Medical Association
Last updated: 09/17/2020