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.