Claflin University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate and master's degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Claflin University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( 

The University is approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church for listing as a United Methodist Church related institution. 

SACSCOC Decennial Reaffirmation Plan of Action

Every ten years, all accredited colleges in the southern states must be reaffirmed to demonstrate that they continue to meet the accreditation standards of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Claflin University was first accredited by SACS in 1948. The next reaffirmation is 2032.

SACSCOC reaffirmed Claflin University’s accreditation on December 6, 2022. The University maintains the standards specified by "The Principles of Accreditation" and notifies SACSCOC of all substantive changes.

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For information about the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, or the accreditation process, visit the SACS web site.


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Vice President for Planning, Assessment & Information Services
400 Magnolia Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115
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