Accreditation and Memberships

Tennessee Tech University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Tennessee Tech University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Tennessee Tech 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 (

SACSCOC Information

Program Accreditation

In addition to the institutional accreditation, many of Tennessee Tech’s programs are accredited by specialized professional accrediting agencies. These nationally recognized programmatic accrediting agencies include:

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)(
  • Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) - formerly National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)


  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
  • American Association of State Colleges and University
  • American Council on Education
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • Higher Education Unit - American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Ohio Valley Conference
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities
  • North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
  • Putnam County Chamber of Commerce
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities
  • Tennessee College Association

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