Emory University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, doctorate and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, call 404.679.4500, or visit the web at http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Emory.

In addition, these organizations accredit schools or programs within the university.

  • Accreditation Commission of Midwifery Education
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educators
  • American Bar Association
  • American Council of Pharmaceutical Education
  • American Dental Association
  • American Dietetic Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs
  • Association for Clinical Pastoral Education
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiological Technology
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education


Emory installed chapters of Phi Beta Kappa in 1929 and Sigma Xi in 1944.

Emory University’s memberships include:

  • American Association of Research Libraries (1975)
  • Association of American Universities (1995)
  • Council of Graduate Schools (1961)
  • Council of Southern Universities (1952)
  • Southern University Conference (1935)

Emory University is also a member of:

  • American Council of Education
  • Association of American Universities Data Exchange
  • College Board
  • Georgia Association of Colleges
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Private Colleges and Universities in Georgia