|Winthrop University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's, and specialist degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at
1866 Southern Lane
or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Winthrop University. Please do not contact the Commission with other questions unless there is evidence that appears to support Winthrop's significant non-compliance with the Commission's accreditation requirements or standards.
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Winthrop’s academic programs are measured by national standards of quality. The documents of accreditation reside in the Office of Accreditation, Accountability, and Academic Services. The following is a listing of the specialized organizations that Winthrop University is affiliated with:
Specialized Accreditation Bodies
||Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
||American Chemical Society
||Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International
||Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
||Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards
||Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
||Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation
Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.
||Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
||Council for Interior Design Accreditation
||Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (formerly SMPRC)
||Council on Social Work Education
||National Association of the Education of Young Children
||National Association of School Psychologists
||National Association of Schools of Art and Design
||National Association of Schools of Dance
||National Association of Schools of Music
||National Association of Schools of Theatre
||National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
Association of Specialized & Professional Accreditors
ASPA provides a collaborative forum and a collective voice for the community of U.S. agencies that assess the quality of specialized and professional higher education programs and schools. ASPA represents its members on issues of educational quality facing institutions of higher education, governments, students, and the public. ASPA also advances the knowledge, skills, good practices, and ethical commitments of accreditors, and communicates the value of accreditation as a means of enhancing educational quality.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.