Institution Accreditations

Albany State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and specialist degrees. Contact the:

Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097

or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Albany State University. In addition, Albany State University offers a number of Certifications.

Albany State University is also accredited by:

  • Council for Accreditation of Educator Practice (CAEP)
  • Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP)
  • Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Georgia Board of Nursing (GBN)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (FEPAC)
  • Network of Schools of Public Policy Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

Individual colleges and departments also hold memberships in the regional and national professional organizations associated with the respective discipline.

Specific Programs of Study and Their Accreditors

Nursing Programs

Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone 404-975-5000 FAX 404-975-5020
http://www.acenursing.org/

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

A candidate for accreditation by the:

Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000, Fax: 975-5020

Cancer Registry Management Program

Accredited by the:

National Cancer Registrars Association
Formal Education Program Review Committee
1340 Braddock Place, Suite 203
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-299-6640, ext. 314
www.ncra-usa.org

Cardiovascular Technology Program

Accredited by the:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT)
1449 Hill Street
Whitinsville, MA 01588-1032
Phone 978-456-5594
www.jrccvt.org

Through the:

Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL, 33756
Phone 727-210-2350, Fax 727-210-2354
www.caahep.org

Albany State University is one of only thirty-three programs in the entire United States with such designation.

Dental Hygiene Program

Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-2568 or at:

211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
www.ada.org

Emergency Medical Services Program

Commission on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Pkry, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 73088
Phone: 214-703-8445
www.coaemsp.org

Health Information Technology Program

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education
233 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601-5519
312-233-1100
www.cahiim.org

This is an agency of the:

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
233 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601- 5519
312-787-2672
www.ahima.org

Histotechnology Program

The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, IL  60018-5119
773-714-8880
www.naacls.org

Medical Laboratory Technology/Histotechnology Program

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, Ill. 60018-5119
Phone: 773-714-8880, fax: 773-714-8886
www.naacls.org

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the:

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449

ACOTE’s telephone number, C/O AOTA, is 301-652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.

Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, (CAPTE)
1111 No. Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-684-2782
www.capteonline.org

Radiologic Science Program

Accredited by the:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312-704-5300 Fax: 312-704-5304
Email: mail@jrcert.org

Respiratory Care Program

Accredited by the:

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
1248 Harwood Rd.
Bedford, TX 76021
817-283-2835 
www.coarc.com

The University is approved to disburse funds for programs of student aid and assistance by the Social Security Administration, the Georgia State Department of Veterans Service, and the Georgia State Department of Education - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Albany State University holds membership in several other state, regional and national associations and groups, including the American Association of Community Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, American Library Association and the College Board.