Accreditation & Compliance
Winston-Salem State is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Winston-Salem State University.
Compliance Certification Report
|September 10, 2019|
|Off-Site Review Committee Convenes (2 weeks)||November 5-8, 2019|
|Preliminary Findings sent to campus||early December 2019|
|Institution Hosts On-Site Review Committee Visit||March 30 - April 2, 2020|
|Report of the On-site Committee Recommendations||approximately May 15,2020|
|September 2, 2020|
|Compliance & Reports Committee makes Recommendation to Commission||November 2020|
|Commission Action||December 2020|
|Action Letter||January 2021|
- Board of Trustees - Academic Affairs - SACSCOC Compliance Certification and Review - June 13, 2019
- Board of Trustees - Academic Affairs - SACSCOC Compliance Certification and Review - September 19 , 2019
- Preparing for SACSCOC Compliance Report
- SACSCOC Update - December 2019
What is a Quality Enhancement Plan?“The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is an integral component of the reaffirmation of accreditation process and is derived from an institution’s ongoing comprehensive planning and evaluation processes. It reflects and affirms a commitment to enhance overall institutional quality and effectiveness by focusing on an issue the institution considers important to improving student learning outcomes and/or student success.”
Standard 7.2 The institution has a Quality Enhancement Plan that
- has a topic identified through its ongoing, comprehensive planning and evaluation processes;
- has broad-based support of institutional constituencies;
- focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student success;
- commits resources to initiate, implement, and complete the QEP; and
- includes a plan to assess achievement.
For specifics on departmental accreditations and certifications please visit the desired program.
- Council on Accreditation of Park, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT)
COAPRT is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Association (CHEA)
- Council on Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
- National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
- Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
- National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
- National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-ERP)
- Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
- Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
- The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
WSSU CARES Act Student Support Funding Reporting
- An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide.
April 13, 2020 Winston-Salem State signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement documentation of the institution’s intent to receive funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
April 27, 2020 Winston-Salem State was awarded funds (Award#: P425E202077) under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
A total of $3,058,990 has been received [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).
As of the 30-day report (May 27, 2020) a total of $2,164,575.00, as of the 45-day report (June 11, 2020) an anticipated $3,058,990 will have been distributed.
The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
An estimated 2,945 students are eligible to participate under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
In wave one, 2,945 students received emergency funds; in wave two 1,934 of those students received additional funding under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act
The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
All Title IV eligible students are eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. Winston-Salem State used a two wave distribution method by which the first wave of students, totaling 2,945, received an award of $735 for “Disruption of Life” [or “Displacement Reimbursement”] during the Extended Spring Break Spring 2020 Reporting for WSSU CARES Act Student Support Funding (84.425E) period. The second wave, totaling 1934, completed an online application documenting their “Unplanned Expenses” resulting from COVID-19 between Monday, March 22nd (first day of online instruction) to Friday, May 8th (final exam date to end the spring 2020 term), and received an award of $462.47.
Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
All instructions, directions, and guidance for students regarding Emergency Financial Aid Grants, and additional available institutional supports are located at the following main page: Coronavirus (COVID-19). This page is updated regularly.
WSSU CARES Act Student Support - Spring 2020 Report - downloadable