A Message from Interim President Aaron Thompson

Welcome to the Kentucky State University SACSCOC accreditation site. Kentucky State University is committed to high rigor, high expectations and high inputs for teaching, service and scholarly and creative endeavors to promote student achievement and success.


Kentucky State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and the doctor of nursing practice degree.

Deneia Thomas, PhD
SACSCOC Liaison
Associate Provost/Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
Hume Hall Suite 202
400 E Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 597-5531

Joe Moffett, PhD
QEP Leader
Assistant Professor of English
Division of Literature, Languages, and Philosophy
Hathaway Hall Room 407C
400 E Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 597-5057


SACSCOC Reaffirmation date: December 2019.


Academic, College, Departmental, and Program Accreditation

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• The Bridges to Opportunities is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

• The Biology Education (8-12) program in the School of Education is accredited by the National: Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP; formerly NCATE) and State: Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)

• The Elementary Education (P-5) program in the School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)

• The English Education (8-12) program in the School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)

• The Heath Education (P-5) program in the School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)

• The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (Birth-P) program in the School of Education
is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)

• The Mathematics Education (8-12) program in the School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)

• The Music Education (P-12) program in the School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)

• The Social Studies Education (8-12) program in the School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)

• The Special Education (Master-Level; P-12) program in the School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)

• The Nursing ADN program in the School of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN)

• The Nursing RN to BSN program in the School of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN)

• The Nursing BSN program in the School of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN)

• The Nursing DNP program in the School of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN)

• The Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

• The Masters of Public Administration program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration

• The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

• The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Music Education is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

• The Bachelor of Arts In Business Administration degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

• The Masters of Business Administration degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)