December 11, 2015
Texas Tech University is fully reaffirmed for accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), according to notification received Tuesday (Dec. 8). The extensive accreditation review, which SACSCOC conducts every 10 years, is designed to ensure the enhancement of educational quality and that Texas Tech is fulfilling its institutional mission.
"The reaffirmation of our accreditation is a demonstration of the high quality of our staff and faculty and their efforts focused on continuously improving student learning through the integration of teaching, research and service," Provost Lawrence Schovanec said. "I am deeply grateful for the efforts of so many who contributed to the successful reaffirmation process."
SACSCOC accredits institutions of higher education that grant associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees throughout the 11 southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) and Latin America. The university's accreditation will continue through 2025.
"Reaffirmation is an exhaustive process that thoroughly reviews the full function of a university and through the efforts of our faculty, staff and students, Texas Tech University accreditation has been reaffirmed," President M. Duane Nellis said. "I am heartened by the diligence of those who worked closely with SACSCOC to ensure we not only met the criteria for reaffirmation but exceeded expectations in many areas."