Tougaloo College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone number 404-679-4501 for questions about the accreditation of Tougaloo College.

The Division of Education, Supervision and Instruction at Tougaloo College, Teacher Education Program is accredited by the Mississippi Department of Education and approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).