William Peace University receives reaffirmation of SACSCOC accreditation

August 4, 2022

William Peace University (WPU) has received reaffirmation of accreditation by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) officials said today. 

SACSCOC accreditation must be reaffirmed every 10 years. The reaffirmation demonstrates WPU’s commitment to quality and integrity as well as its capacity to provide effective programs and services based on the standards listed in the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement. 

The SACSCOC Board met in June and voted to reaffirm accreditation after a thorough review of WPU. The review process includes submission of a Compliance Certification, which addresses WPU’s compliance with each of the standards, as well as a site visit conducted by a team of reviewers to ensure compliance. WPU also submitted a detailed Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Building TILEs: Tangible Immersive Learning Experiences, a five-year initiative to support immersive learning across all majors and the internship program. The QEP is designed to enhance student learning and success.  

Each of these reviews has its own evaluation documents and peer review procedures and can be found on the SACSCOC website.

WPU will not be required to follow up on any items related to this review.

“I’m so proud of the incredible work our faculty and staff carry out each and every day, and it’s rewarding to see it recognized by our accrediting body,” said WPU President Dr. Brian C. Ralph. “I’m especially thrilled to hear that the SACSCOC requires no follow-up on any items, a rare and flattering occurrence during the reaffirmation process that speaks well of WPU and our educational quality.” 

WPU was first accredited by SACSCOC in 1947 and has maintained accreditation since. 

About WPU

William Peace University is a co-ed, four-year university in downtown Raleigh, offering Bachelor’s degrees in more than 35 majors for traditional undergraduate and professional studies students. Learn more at peace.edu

About SACSCOC

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is the body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.

William Peace University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of William Peace 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 (www.sacscoc.org).