SACSCOC Accreditation

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SACSCOC Accreditation

As the academic health sciences campus of the University of Mississippi, the Medical Center functions as a separately accredited, semi-autonomous unit responsible to the chancellor of the university and through him to the constitutional Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning.


The University of Mississippi Medical Center is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master's and doctorate degrees.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

For academic questions about the University of Mississippi Medical Center, such as admission requirements, financial aid and educational programs, call (601) 984-5009.

The Commission accredits the entire campus, and this accreditation is required for all specialized accreditation. Click here for program specific accreditation information. Additionally, the Commission accreditation is required for our institution to receive federally funded grants and student aid. Click here to access UMMC's most recent reaffirmation letter.

The accreditation process is a chance for our campus to review our current practices and identify areas for improvement. Additionally, the accreditation process is an opportunity for the University of Mississippi Medical Center to showcase the exceptional students, faculty, staff and programs that are the heart of UMMC.

For more information

  • Mitzi Norris, PhD
    Executive Director for Academic Effectiveness
    (601) 815-4233
    Fax: (601) 984-1205