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Academic Accreditations and Recognitions


Coastal Carolina University conducts in-depth accreditation self-studies for many of our programs to meet the accreditation needs of various organizations. Various University programs are currently accredited by the following organizations:

Regional Accreditation

  • SACSCOC - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration

  • AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (College)
  • PGA - Professional Golfers' Association of America

William L. Spadoni College of Education

  • NCATE - National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (College)

Thomas W. & Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities & Fine Arts

  • NASAD - National Association of Schools of Art and Design

  • NASM - National Association of Schools of Music

  • NAST - National Association of Schools of Theatre

College of Science

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

  • ACEN - Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing


Several subject and content areas are officially recognized by various specialized professional associations (SPAs) as follows:

William L. Spadoni College of Education

  • AAHPERD/NASPE - American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance/National Association for Sport & Physical Education

  • ACEI - Association for Childhood Education International

  • AMLE - Association for Middle Level Education
  • CEC - Council for Exceptional Children

  • ELCC - Educational Leadership Constituent Council

  • NAEYC - National Association for the Education of Young Children

  • NCSS - National Council for the Social Studies

  • NCTE - National Council of Teachers for English

  • NCTM - National Council of Teachers for Mathematics

  • NSTA - National Science Teachers Association