Accreditation and Academic Program Review

Accreditation in higher education in the U.S. is a collegial process of self-review and peer review for improvement of academic quality and public accountability. KSU is accredited by the institutional accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Many degree programs at KSU are accredited by several programmatic accreditors, such as AACSB International, ABET, ACCE, CCNE, CSWE, CSHSE, NAAB, NASA, NASM, NAST, and NASPAA.

Academic Program Review (APR) is a systematic process to evaluate KSU’s degree programs by determining means to improve program quality, productivity, and viability. Additionally, in accordance with the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, Policy 3.6.3, Comprehensive Academic Program Review, all degree programs at KSU not accredited by a programmatic accrediting agency are required to go through APR on a cyclical basis (once every six years). This process consists of two phases: a self-review by the program faculty and an evaluation by an external review team.

For assistance with accreditation or APR, contact Leigh Funk, Interim Executive Director of Institutional Quality and Accreditation and SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison, at or 470-578-3315.

Below are links for information and documents relating to accreditation and APR at KSU.