Accreditation and State Authorization


The University of Louisville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). SACS is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the southern states. The SACS Principles of Accreditation apply to all programs of the institution, regardless of mode of delivery.

A requirement for continued accreditation by SACS is that institutions must ensure that their distance and correspondence education courses and programs comply with the Principles of Accreditation. This applies to all educational programs and services, wherever located or however delivered. The university received reaffirmation of accreditation in 2007. The next review will take place in 2017.

The University of Louisville is in compliance with the SACS Distance and Correspondence Education Policy and adheres to the principles of good practice.

State Authorization Regulations

University of Louisville is currently authorized, licensed, exempt or not subject to approval to offer online programs in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (through fall 2014), Ohio (through fall 2014), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, Wyoming.

The University of Louisville is actively pursuing authorization in states where it is not currently authorized. The University’s current status in those states does not mean that you cannot enroll in our online programs. What it does mean is that if you enroll, and we do not get authorization in those states:

  • you may be unable to sit for local licensing
  • you may be ineligible for your state’s consumer protection

Therefore, if you decide to enroll in any of the University of Louisville’s online programs, please be aware that you are taking a risk that you may not be able to complete that program or use any of the credit earned in that program should you decide to pursue licensing in that field.

Because the University of Louisville is currently seeking authorization in many states, please check back regularly to see if our authorization status in your state has changed.

Student Complaint Procedure

Students with complaints or grievances should visit the Student Complaint Procedure page of our site.

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