Loyola University New Orleans Institutional Research

SACSCOC Accreditation

Through collaborative planning and assessment, the Loyola community embraces the model of the continuous process of improvement and recognizes the importance of fostering a culture of assessment that serves to inform the campus community of student progress and success as well as to identify areas of improvement. 

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. Reaffirmation of Accreditation occurs every ten years. Loyola was reaffirmed in 2016, and the next comprehensive review is scheduled for 2026. 

Mid-way through the ten-year accreditation cycle, SACS requires member institutions to evaluate their status in continuing to meet the Standards of Accreditation. The Fifth-Year Interim Report established by SACS provides institutions an instrument to evaluate the effectiveness of the university's programs and activities at the midpoint of the ten year cycle, and to continue to monitor compliance of standards in preparation for the next comprehensive review.

Timeline for Fifth Year Interim Report

Institutions receive Notification Letter from President of the Commission on Colleges April 26, 2021
Due date for Fifth-Year Interim Report March 15, 2022
Review by the Commission on Colleges June 2022

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.