Regional Accreditation

Marymount University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Marymount University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA  30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Regional accreditation validates that Marymount is a healthy institution with the resources and infrastructure to provide students with a quality educational experience. It entitles us to offer Title IV funds offered by the US Department of Education to our students. It also ensures for our students that their courses and degree are recognized by employers and other higher education institutions.

Marymount University first received accreditation from SACSCOC in 1958, and it has received reaffirmation of that accreditation every ten years since that time. The last reaffirmation of our accreditation occurred in 2018, and our next reaffirmation will take place in 2028.  The reaffirmation process, required every ten years, is designed to assure the continuing educational quality and improve the effectiveness of the university. The process helps the university by stimulating evaluation and improvement, while providing a means of continuing accountability to our stakeholders and to the public. In addition to the ten-year reaffirmation, SACSCOC requires universities to submit reports mid-cycle, called the Fifth-Year Interim Report, as an additional tool for universities to stay on a track of continuous improvement and accountability.

The next report, the Fifth-Year Interim Report was submitted in March 2024.

For more information on SACSCOC accreditation and the evaluation process, as well as all regional accreditation actions related to Marymount, please visit their website at You may also contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500.

Program/Specialized Accreditation

Specialized accreditation for individual schools and academic programs at Marymount has been granted by a number of national organizations. This listing is available here.