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Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)


The University of Louisville is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor, master, specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees (D.M.D., J.D., M.D.). Individuals who wish to contact the Commission on Colleges regarding the accreditation status of the university may write the Commission at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500.

See Accreditation Confirmation Letter (pdf) for more information.


The University of Louisville (UofL) has been placed on probation for one year by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). UofL remains accredited by SACSCOC while on probation. For more information see the Official Probation Letter (pdf) and separate letter from SACSCOC about the UofL Reaffirmation Timeline (pdf).


Special Committee Report Final Draft (pdf) - The findings of the Special Committee represent a preliminary assessment of the institution at this time; final action on the report rests with SACSCOC Board of Trustees.

SACSCOC Letter of 07.05.17 – Special Visit Committee Expansion of Review

SACSCOC Letter of 05.25.17 - Response to UofL about State Auditor's Review (pdf)

UofL Response to SACSCOC Letter of 01.27.17 - Submitted March 3,2017

SACSCOC letter to UofL dated 01.27.17 - Questions about the State Auditor's Report (pdf)

Letter from the University of Louisville President - December 6, 2016

SACSCOC Disclosure Statement (pdf) - December 15, 2016

SACSCOC Accreditation Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

SACSCOC should be contacted only for accreditation-related reasons. The UofL accreditation liaison should be consulted before any inquiries are made to SACSCOC. Contact the Office of Academic Planning & Accountability with any questions at (502) 852-6169.

University Mission Statement

Consumer Information

University Memberships and Affiliations (pdf)

State Authorization


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