In order to ensure the quality of its programs–both online and on campus–Johnson University is accredited by regional, national, and professional accrediting bodies.


    • SACSCOC logoJohnson University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Johnson 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 ( Johnson University Florida’s accreditation status with SACSCOC is strictly based on Johnson University Florida’s relationship with Johnson University. Johnson University Florida is not accredited independently through SACSCOC.SACSCOC should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support Johnson University’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. Normal inquiries about the University (such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc.) should be addressed directly to Johnson University and not to the Commission’s office. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. The Commission’s mission is the enhancement of educational quality throughout the region and the improvement of the effectiveness of institutions by ensuring that they meet standards established by the higher education community that address the needs of society and students. Accreditation by SACSCOC signifies that the institution (1) has a mission appropriate to higher education, (2) has resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that mission, and (3) maintains clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers and that indicate whether it is successful in achieving its stated objectives.
    • Johnson University Florida is approved as an eligible private institution for receipt of federal and state financial aid by the U.S. Department of Education and the Florida Department of Education.
    • The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the following concentrations in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Johnson University: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) and School Counseling (M.A.).

For more information on research, reporting, assessment, and accreditation, visit the Institutional Effectiveness page.