Catalog 2023-2024


The University of Tampa is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. The University of Tampa also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at the approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of The University of Tampa may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500 or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (


Other accreditations include:


  • AACSB International - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business: Sykes College of Business
  • ABET - Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology: Management Information Systems
  • ACJS - Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences: Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • ACS - American Chemical Society: Chemistry
  • ARC-PA - Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant: Physician Assistant Medicine (provisional status)
  • ASBMB - American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Biochemistry
  • CAATE - Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education: Athletic Training
  • CAEP - Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation: Teacher Education
  • CAPACS - Commission on the Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology: Sociology
  • CCNE - Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education: Nursing
  • COSMA - Commission on Sport Management Accreditation: Sport Management
  • FEPAC - Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission: Forensic Science
  • NASAD - National Association of Schools of Art and Design: Art, Design, Museum Studies, Animation, Film, New Media Production
  • NASM - National Association of Schools of Music: Music, Music Education, Musical Theater


The Florida Department of Education approves UT's education programs.


The State of Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs Bureau of State Approving for Veterans’ Education and Training recognizes The University of Tampa for veterans’ educational benefits.


The Henry B. Plant Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.


The Society of Actuaries recognizes UT's Actuarial Science program and has approved the Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) courses in all subject areas.


The University is recognized by the International Standards Organization and International Electrotechnical Commission for certifications in the following areas: ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification in information security, human resources, management of information technology and the Sykes College of Business information security lab (IS 609052); ISO 22301:2012 certification in business continuity management system (BCMS 701112).