Air University Academic Affairs
/ Published August 02, 2019
Air University Accreditation: Air University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, masters, and doctor of philosophy degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Air University.
Accreditation of the Air University is reaffirmed every ten years by the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The reaffirmation process requires AU to demonstrate compliance with SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation.
SACSCOC is the recognized institutional accrediting body in the eleven U.S. Southern states and in Latin America for those institutions of higher education that award degrees.
The establishment of an off-campus educational site is governed by AU policy. In addition, the process must be reviewed in reference to the SACSCOC policy on Substantive Change.
SACSCOC Comprehensive Standard 6.2.a requires that all member institutions positively demonstrate that they employ competent faculty members qualified to accomplish the mission and goals of the institution.
Accredited institutions are required to notify SACSCOC of changes in accordance with the substantive change policy and, when required, seek approval prior to the initiation of changes.
Air Force Institute of Technology: In 2008, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges approved Air University's request for separate accreditation of Air University's Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). AFIT is separately accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award masters and doctor of philosophy degrees. Contact the Higher Learning Commission at 230 North LaSalle Street, Suite 7500, Chicago, Illinois 60604 or call 800-621-7440 for questions about the accreditation of the Air Force Institute of Technology.