SACSCOC Accreditation

Longwood University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Longwood University 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 (

Contact information for the Commission on Colleges is provided above so that interested parties can learn more about the accreditation status of Longwood University; file a third-party comment at the time of Longwood University’s decennial review; or file a complaint against Longwood University for alleged significant non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about Longwood University, such as admission requirements, financial aid, and educational programs should be addressed directly to Longwood University and not to the Commission.

Longwood University was first accredited by SACSCOC in 1927 and last reaffirmed in 2014. Longwood's next ten-year reaffirmation visit will occur in the spring of 2024.

Additional Accreditations

Longwood University programs and units are also accredited by the following, with the latest accreditation year in parentheses:

  • American Alliance of Museums (2010)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (2023)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (2018)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (2017) - Baccalaureate Degree in nursing
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (2020) – Specialty areas in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and School Counseling
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (2019)
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2023)
  • Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (2019)
  • Council on Social Work Education (2014)
  • International Association of Counseling Services (2023)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (2016)
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre (2023)
  • Virginia State Board of Education (2021)