Educational accreditation is the quality assurance process by which higher education institutions and programs are evaluated by outside accrediting associations. These agencies develop evaluation criteria and conduct evaluations by groups of peers to see whether a school meets their criteria.
The United States has six regional accreditation associations plus many other national accreditors for faith–based and career–oriented schools and for other specialized and professional programs. In contrast to other countries where quality assurance is conducted by governmental ministries, in the United States this process is independent and peer–based except that accreditation by a government–approved agency is required to obtain federal financial aid.
Morehouse College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. In 2018, the College completed its SACSCOC review and has been reaccredited for another 10 years. The College is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
The Division of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The Department of Chemistry is on the list of approved programs of the American Chemical Society.
Morehouse College also holds memberships to the following organizations: