North Carolina State University
North Carolina State University (NC State) is a national center for research, teaching and extension, and its graduate education has stood for quality for more than a century. As a land-grant state university, it shares the distinctive characteristics of these institutions nationally — broad academic offerings, extensive public service, national and international activities, and large-scale extension and research programs.
NC State is one of 16 constituent institutions of the multi-campus University of North Carolina system. The UNC Board of Governors is the policy-making body legally charged with “the general determination, control, supervision, management, and governance of all affairs, of the constituent institutions.”
NC State is a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. It is also a member of the American Council on Education, the College Entrance Examination Board, the Council of Graduate Schools, the National Commission on Accrediting and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
NC State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of NC State University. We are providing this contact information here to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of NC State, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of NC State’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about NC State, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the university and not the Commission’s office.