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:

  • 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 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

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

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

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS)

6021 University Boulevard
Suite 500
Elliott City, Maryland 21043

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

Health Information Technology Program

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

This is an agency of the:

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
233 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601- 5519

Histologic Technician Program

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

Medical Laboratory Technology

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

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) located at 
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, 
North Bethesda, Maryland 20852-4929.

AOTA’s telephone number, C/O AOTA, is 301-652-AOTA and the web address is  

Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, (CAPTE)
1111 No. Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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

Respiratory Care Program

Accredited by the:

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
1248 Harwood Rd.
Bedford, TX 76021

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.