The University of Miami is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. For questions about the accreditation of the University of Miami, you may contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at:1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at

Institutional Complaint Procedure

If you wish to file a complaint against the University of Miami with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, download the SACSCOC “Complaint Procedures Against the Commission or Its Accredited Institutions” Policy and Form (PDF).

Complaints against the University of Miami also may be filed with the Florida Department of Education’s Commission for Independent Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400.

NOTE: Internal complaints should be resolved using the University’s complaint procedures.

Distance Education Students

Each of the University of Miami’s online programs will make every attempt to resolve student complaints within appropriate channels.  If you are unsure whom to contact for your particular program, the University of Miami Ombudsperson can assist you.  Please e-mail or telephone the Office of the Ombudsperson, within the Division of Student Affairs, at 305-284-4922.

Distance education students taking all courses online toward a University of Miami degree or certificate also may contact the consumer protection agency in their home state.  Student complaint information by state and agency, as published by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) is shown on the State Authorization Survey.

Program Accreditation

Program accreditation is handled directly by the academic program/school. Here is a master list of program accreditations at the University: Accreditations by Academic Program