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Institutional and Program Accreditation
SACS – Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
The University of South Florida St. Petersburg is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the baccalaureate and master’s levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Please note that the institution is expected to be accurate in reporting to the public its status with the Commission. The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. View USFSP’s SACS Web site.
AACSB – The College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the premier accrediting agency for degree programs in business administration and accounting. Only 15 percent of business school programs worldwide meet the rigorous standards for AACSB accreditation.
NCATE – The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education the national accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education authorized by the U.S. Department of Education. NCATE determines which schools, colleges, and departments of education meet rigorous national standards for initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. All teacher education and leadership programs leading to state licensure are approved by the State of Florida Department of Education.
ACEJMC – Within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Journalism and Media Studies program is accredited by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. ACEJMC is the national accrediting body for professional programs in journalism and mass communications. Approximately 25 percent of all journalism and mass communication programs in the United States are fully accredited and USFSP’s journalism program is one of 113 journalism programs nationally accredited by the ACEJMC.