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The University of Kentucky is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees.

The University of Kentucky also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of the University of Kentucky 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.

Why is accreditation important?

Our institutional accreditation provides access to financial aid, scholarships, and grants that help make education more affordable. It also demonstrates the University's commitment to ensuring quality education and continuous improvement.

In addition, some colleges and universities only accept transfer credits and credentials from accredited institutions and some employers and licensure boards require students to graduate from accredited programs.

Program Accreditation

In addition to the institutional accreditation, some colleges and programs undergo what is sometimes referred to as specialized, professional, or programmatic accreditation to certify that they meet the standards set out by professional organizations and accrediting agencies. View a list of University of Kentucky accredited programs and units.

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