Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

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

Business Programs

Business programs are accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business at 600 Emerson Road, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO, 63141-6762; Phone: 314-872-8481.

Nursing Programs

The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs at University of South Carolina Upstate, Mary Black School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Undergraduate Education Programs

Undergraduate education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation at 2010 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Suite 500, Washington D.C. 20036-1023; Phone 202-466-7496.

Computer Science Program and Engineering Technology Management Program

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program and the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology Management program are accredited by ABET — Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc. at 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, Md. 21202-4002; Phone 410-347-7700.

Health Information Management Program

The Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Art and Graphic Design Program

The Art and Graphic Design program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) (11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248; Telephone 703-437-0700).