Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Accreditation Reaffirmed Through 2026

Heidi Toth

January 31, 2016

The accrediting agency oversees institutions of higher education in 11 southern states and Latin America.

Texas Tech University was notified in January that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmed the university's accreditation through 2025.

The reaffirmation process is standard for all of SACSCOC's member institutions, Vice Provost Darryl James said. SACSCOC accredits institutions of higher education throughout the 11 southern states and Latin America.

Darryl James
Darryl James

"The reaffirmation of our accreditation is a continued demonstration of the high quality of faculty and staff that are focused on continuously improving student learning through integrated teaching, research and service," James said.

The nearly two-year process began with the "Road to Reaffirmation Kick-Off" in March 2013 with a visit from Belle Wheelan, president of SACSCOC. It concluded when the SACSCOC Board of Trustees fully reaffirmed accreditation for Texas Tech at the 2015 annual meeting in December.

The benefits of reaffirmation are significant for the university community, James said.
Reaffirmation provides assurance that Texas Tech is meeting national accepted levels of higher education quality while fulfilling its university mission.

"For students, this means Texas Tech is committed to the strengthening of institutional effectiveness and enhancing the quality of student learning through continuous improvement of all university units," James said.