The institution (a) represents itself accurately to all U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting agencies with which it holds accreditation and (b) informs those agencies of any change of accreditation status, including the imposition of public sanctions. (See SACSCOC’s policy “Accrediting Decisions of Other Agencies.”)




    Compliance     Non-Compliance     Partial Compliance




(a)   Accreditations Currently Held


North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University maintains regional accreditation as well as a wide range of discipline-based accreditations.  As of the time of submission of this report, there has been no change in status related to any of the institution’s accreditations.


The US Department of Education data shows the following:


Figure 14.4-i:  Screen Capture from the US Department of Education Website


A complete list of the university’s accredited programs and their accreditors is provided on pp. 9-10 of the Institutional Summary Form Prepared for SACSCOC Reviews and replicated here as

Table 14.4-i. 


Table 14.4-i:  2019-2020 N.C. A&T State University Specialized Accreditation Schedule


Accrediting Agency


Date of Last Review (Accreditation Letter)

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Applied Engineering Technology (BS)


Architectural Engineering (BS)


Biological Engineering (BS)


Bioengineering (BS)


Chemical Engineering  (BS)


Civil Engineering (BS)


Computer Engineering (BS)


Computer Science (BS)


Construction Management (BS)


Electrical Engineering (BS)


Electronics Technology (BS)


Geomatics (BS)


Industrial and Systems Engineering (BS)


Mechanical Engineering (BS)





Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Nursing (BSN)





American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (Accredits the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences)

Child Development and Family Studies (BS)


Family and Consumer Sciences (BS)

Food and Nutritional Sciences (MS)




American Chemical Society






American Council of Construction Education

Construction Management (BS)





Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)

Applied Engineering Technology (BS)


Construction Management (BS)

Electronics Technology (BS)

Environmental Health and Safety (BS)

Graphics Communication Systems (now Computer Graphics Technology) (BS)

Motorsports Technology (BS)




Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International—accredits the College of Business and Economics)

Accounting (BS)


Business Administration (MBA)

Business Education (now Business Information Systems and Analytics) (BS)

Economics (BS)

Finance (BS)

Management (BS)

Marketing (BS)

Supply Chain Management (BS)




Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

Mental Health Counseling (MS)


Rehabilitation Counseling and Rehabilitation Counselor Education (PhD)




Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP—accredits all the university’s teacher preparation programs)

Agricultural Education (MS)


School Counseling (MS)

Elementary Education (BS and MAED)

Instructional Technology (MS)

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Reading (MAED)

School Administration  (MSA)

Secondary Education (BS)




Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Journalism and Mass Communication (BS)





Council on Social Work Education

Social Work (BSW)


Social Work (MSW)





Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board

Landscape Architecture (BS)





National Association of Schools of Music

Music (BA)





National Association of Schools of Theatre

Professional Theatre (BFA)





Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Spring 2010 (site visit)





(b)   Change in Accreditation Status


In 2014, the Nursing and Dietetics degree programs were both placed on warning by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. The National Association of Schools of Theatre requested a progress report on compliance with standards regarding the physical facilities. However, it is important to note that the United States Department of Education (USDOE) recognized agency has never terminated accreditation with N.C. A&T. Please see the following information regarding each of these programs.


Nursing Program.  In 2014, the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) ruled that N.C. A&T would be on probationary accreditation status due to students’ performance on the nursing licensing exam. However, in 2015 N.C. A&T successfully appealed the decision, and the probationary status was lifted. In 2016, the ACEN Board of Commissioners voted to affirm continuing accreditation to the baccalaureate nursing program as the program met all of the accreditation standards and criteria (letter provided). The ACEN also affirmed that the next onsite accreditation review will be in Spring 2022.


Dietetics Degree Program.  The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics ruled that N.C. A&T would be on probationary accreditation due to failure of students in the Didactic Dietetics concentration to complete internships leading to passage of the board exam to become a Registered Dietician. N.C. A&T submitted a plan of action, which was accepted, but ultimately decided to discontinue the program. Accreditation of this program continued until 2017 and upper level students completed the program.  In 2017, N.C. A&T decided to voluntarily withdraw from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. The accreditation of the Didactic Dietetics concentration ended in 2017.  SACSCOC was notified of the discontinuation of the program by letter dated June 4, 2015. The university no longer offers the program.


National Association of Schools of Theatre.  The National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) requested a progress report, to be delivered by March 2016 regarding compliance with standards for physical facilities to determine whether there was a need to install appropriate ventilation in the theater storage area. NAST found that there was not a need to install a ventilation system in the theater storage area (letter provided).


Notification of Accreditation Status


The institution has an established procedure for notification of accreditation status. To ensure accurate and consistent information about N.C. A&T’s accreditation status, OSPIE communicates specialized accreditation of the institution’s degree programs to the campus—colleges and deans, departments—as well as other stakeholders and other accrediting agencies. In addition, all accreditation decisions and documentation are filed in OSPIE and Deans and Department Chairs proudly post their accreditation status on their websites, for example the Deese College of Business and Economics and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Supporting Documents:


1.      ACEN Letter Reaffirming Accreditation of the Nursing Program

2.      NCA&T Discontinuation of Didactic Program Dietetics—SACSCOC Notification

3.      NAST Letter (Resolution of Recommendation for the Theatre program)

4.      College Websites Announcing Accreditation Status

a.      Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics

b.      College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences