As is generally appreciated: the gold standard for accreditation of American universities and colleges is provided by six regional accreditation bodies. The University of North Florida (UNF) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of North Florida. Individual contact to the Commission on Colleges about the University of North Florida accreditation status should occur only if there is evidence that appears to support significant noncompliance with a requirement or standard. SACSCOC accredits the whole institution, not each individual specialized program. Especially graduate professional programs are accredited separately, in addition to the university's institutional accreditation. NASPAA is the accrediting body for Masters degrees in public policy, public administration, and related fields.