Accreditation

SACSCOC StampFlorida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees.

Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500, for questions about the accreditation of Florida Gulf Coast University. However, inquiries concerning FGCU with regard to admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed to FGCU directly and not to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The Commission should be contacted only in the instance there is evidence of significant non-compliance with a SACSCOC requirement or standard.

The Office of the Provost is responsible for ensuring both the quality of the university's academic programs and enhancing student learning through continuous improvement. 

 

In addition, the university strives to achieve specialized accreditation for all its eligible programs. Currently, the following programs/units have earned specialized accreditation from professional accrediting agencies (non-state government agencies):

Lutgert College of Business - *AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (*all programs with the exception of the B.S. in Professional Golf Management and B.S. in Resort and Hospitality Management are separately accredited, see below) 

Professional Golf Management (B.S.) - Professional Golf Association (PGA) of America 

Resort and Hospitality Management (B.S.) – Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) 

Resort and Hospitality Administration (B.S.) – Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) and AACSB International -The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 

The College of Education - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (formerly NCATE) 

Master of Public Administration - National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) 

Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia major- Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational programs (COA) 

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nurse Anesthesiology Major - Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational programs (COA) 

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy – The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) is an Associated Advisory Council of the Executive Board of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA®) 

Doctor of Physical Therapy - Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) 

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) and School Counseling (M.A.) - Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) 

Master of Physician Assistant Studies (M.P.A.S.) - Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant has granted Accreditation-Provisional status (ARC-PA) 

Nursing B.S.N. - The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Florida Gulf Coast University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).  

Nursing M.S.N. - The master’s degree program in nursing at Florida Gulf Coast University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). 

Nursing D.N.P. - The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Florida Gulf Coast University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). 

Social Work B.S.W. and M.S.W. - Council on Social Work Education- Commission on Accreditation (CSWE) 

Clinical Laboratory Science (B.S.) - National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) 

Athletic Training (B.S.) - Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) 

Florida Gulf Coast University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.  NASM, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248, Phone: (703) 437-0700, Fax: (703) 437-6312, info@arts-accredit.org.  In addition, the Bachelor of Music Therapy (B.M.T.) degree has been approved by the American Music Therapy Association, 8455 Colesville Rd., Suite 1000, Silver Springs, MD 20910 Phone: 301-589-3300 Fax: 301-589-5175 http://www.musictherapy.org 

The Bioengineering (B.S.), Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.), Environmental Engineering (B.S.Env.E.) and Software Engineering (B.S.) programs at FGCU are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org