The process of accreditation provides public assurance that programs, schools, colleges, and universities meet and maintain standards of educational quality, comply with relevant regulations, and demonstrate ethical practices. According to the NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, "Accreditation is voluntary, non-governmental, and self-regulatory. It serves the dual purposes of quality assurance and quality improvement."

SCSU is a fully accredited institution, having met the standards of the Connecticut Board of Governers for Higher Education and the Connecticut State Board of Education. Its continuing membership in the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC),one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States, indicates that the university has been evaluated carefully and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators. Specific university programs are also accredited by the following disciplinary accreditation bodies:

 Self Study

SCSU NEASC Self-Study 2011

SCSU NEASC Progress Report 2008

SCSU NEASC Fifth Year Interim Report 2006

SCSU NEASC Self-Study 2001