The University of South Florida (USF) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, specialist and doctorate 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 the University of South Florida. The accreditation of this campus depends on the continued accreditation of the Tampa campus.
The Tiedemann School of Business and Finance is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) in both business and accounting. AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting, making it the most widely-recognized and sought-after endorsement of business schools. Less than one-third of business school programs in the U.S. and only 15 percent of business school programs worldwide meet the rigorous standards for AACSB accreditation.
The College of Education is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Accreditation System. Formed in 2013, CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation and administers NCATE accreditation.
The Department of Journalism and Digital Communication at USF is one of 117 journalism programs nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC), the national accrediting body for professional programs in journalism and mass communications. Founded in 1991, the Department earned accreditation in both its undergraduate and graduate programs in 2004. About 25 percent of journalism and mass communication programs in the U.S. are fully accredited. Fewer still are accredited at both undergraduate and graduate levels.