Southern Connecticut State University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

SCSU is currently undergoing its 10-year comprehensive evaluation by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Committees made up of SCSU faculty, staff, and students have developed a self-study, comprising three sections: documentation, appraisal, and projections for each of the nine standards. NECHE Standards for Accreditation (adopted January 2021). A NECHE-appointed team will conduct a site visit at SCSU beginning October 24, 2021.



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The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to:
Public Comment on Southern Connecticut State University
New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514


Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Commission is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.


Southern is proud to be an institution of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU).

SARA Student Complaints

NC-SARA Approved Institution

If you are a student with a complaint, click the following link for more information about filing a complaint with the Connecticut State Portal Entity at the Connecticut Office of Higher Education.

Visit Office of Higher Education's Student Complaints page.


Licensure Table

In compliance with U. S. Department of Education (ED) regulation (effective July 1, 2020), the information herein is list of the states for which our programs meet, do not meet, or we are unable to determine if they meet professional licensure or certification requirements.

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