Continuing Improvement in Institutional Quality
The University of Texas at Austin maintains accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, professional, masters, and doctorate degrees. As a private, not-for-profit, member-driven entity, SACSCOC assures educational quality across 11 states and over 800 institutions.
Regional accreditation provides a framework for UT Austin to continue to improve in all facets, including governance, administration, faculty, educational programs, learning resources, student affairs, financial resources, and physical resources. With over 90 SACSCOC quality standards to address, the university uses the accreditation process to explore institutional effectiveness and document that we are accomplishing our mission. Accreditation signifies that an institution upholds:
- a purpose appropriate to higher education
- resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that purpose
- clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers
- success in achieving its stated objectives
The university was last reaccredited by SACSCOC in 2008 and will undergo its next reaffirmation of accreditation in 2018.
In fall 2015, we will begin posting materials on this site in preparation for the 2018 reaffirmation.
Statement of Accreditation
The University of Texas at Austin is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, special professional, and doctoral 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 Texas at Austin.