A Message from the President M. Christopher Brown II, Ph.D.

Welcome to the Kentucky State University SACSCOC accreditation site. Kentucky State University is committed to accreditation in higher education as a collegial process based on self and peer assessment with the intended purpose for the improvement of academic quality and public accountability.


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.

If you have questions or require information related to SACSCOC, please contact the institutional liaison.

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

Cynthia Shelton, PhD
QEP Leader
Cynthia Lynne Shelton, PhD
Interim Chair
Whitney Young Center for Global Leadership
Kentucky State University
424 Hathaway Hall
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 597-6113

SACSCOC Reaffirmation date: December 2019


Academic, College, Departmental, and Program Accreditation

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  •  The Bachelor of Science in Biology Education (8-12) program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (2020) and State Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)
  •  The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (P-5) program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (2020) and the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)
  • The Bachelor of Arts in English Education (8-12) program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (2020)  and the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Health Education (P-5) program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (2020) and the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (Birth-P) program in the School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (2020) and the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education (8-12) program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (2020) and the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Music Education (P-12) program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (2020) and the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education (8-12) program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (2020) and the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)
  • The Master of Arts in Special Education (P-12) program  is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (2020) and the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB)
  • The Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP – BSN – DNP Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) -2017 Recommended for Initial Accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • The Associate in Nursing ADN and RN – BSN Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (2019)
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) (2019)
  •  The Masters of Public Administration program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (2017-18)
  • The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) (2017)
  •  The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Music Education is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) (2017)
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)