SACSCOC Accreditation

Loyola University New Orleans is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Loyola University New Orleans.

Planning documents for the 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation (due in 2015):

The Campus Compact on Collaborative Planning & Assessment (updated Fall 2012) is the governing document that details the university's commitment to continuous improvement.

SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation Handbooks

Any university that is accredited by SACSCOC must be in compliance with the Principles of Accreditation, which are the foundations for an institution's quality enhancement.  This document includes all of the nearly 100 principles as of 2012.

Principles of Accreditation (2012 edition)





All SACSCOC-accredited universities must apply for reaffirmation of accreditation every 10 years. The Handbook for Institutions Seeking Reaffirmation is designed to guide institutions through the reaffirmation process, and outlines the four major steps in the quest for reaffirmation – (1) building a foundation of understanding as the institution starts the process, (2) preparing for the off-site review, (3) preparing for the on-site review, and (4) completing the reaffirmation process.

Handbook For Institutions Seeking Reaffirmation (August 2011)



The SACSCOC reaccreditation process is a major undertaking for any university. The Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation is designed (1) to provide guidance to institutions as they seek to identify strategies for documenting compliance with Commission requirements and standards and (2) to be a resource in the training of review team members and trustees as they strive to apply the Principles fairly and consistently. 

Resource Manual for Principles of Accreditation (2012 Edition - Updated February 2013)