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Stephen F. Austin State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, 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 Stephen F. Austin State University.

Various academic programs of the university are accredited by the following agencies and associations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • American Association for Health Education: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHE: AAHPERD)
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • American Dietetics Association
  • Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
  • Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Commission of Accreditation Athletic Training (caATe)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET,
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling Related Programs (CACREP)
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
  • Council of Social Work Education
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CAC-ASHA)
  • Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)
  • Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)of ABET,
  • International Reading Association (IRA)
  • National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • National Association for School Psychology
  • National Association of Schools of Arts and Design
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) moving to Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)
  • National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • National Middle School Association (NMSA)
  • Society of American Foresters
  • Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education

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