Air University academic accreditation reaffirmed

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The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges reaffirmed the regional accreditation for Air University during a recent board meeting Dec. 8, 2019.

The reaffirmation follows an onsite visit composed of representatives from other higher education institutions in March 2019 and a Board of Trustee review, looking at Air University academic programs that award associates, masters, and doctor of philosophy degrees.

“I appreciate the work done by our staff to ensure we received full reaffirmation from SACSCOC,” said Lt. Gen. James Hecker, Air University commander and president. “We look forward to continue engaging with SACSCOC to improve our academic programs.”

Air University was first accredited by SACSCOC in 2004 and will be required to submit a midterm report in 2024, followed by a reaffirmation review in 2029. While a part of Air University, the Air Force Institute of Technology is accredited separately through the Higher Learning Commission.

“Undergoing external quality review of our programs for accreditation ensures that we develop academically rigorous courses that develop Air Force, joint and international leaders,” Hecker said. “Only through quality, challenging academic programs can we develop and nurture the human capital necessary to regain the competitive advantage.”