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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges - SACSCOC

Texas Tech University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Texas Tech University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Texas Tech University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America and other international sites approved by the Commission that award associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral To learn more about SACSCOC go to degrees. The Commission also accepts applications from other international institutions of higher education.

To learn more about SACSCOC, visit SACSCOC's website .

To learn more about TTU compliance with SACSCOC, click here.

Accreditation Across Campus - Institutional Accreditations by Department and Program

SACSCOC requires that, "The institution (a) represents itself accurately to all U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting agencies with which it holds accreditation and (b) informs those agencies of any change of accreditation status, including the imposition of public sanctions." (14.4 Representation to other agencies)

To update departmental information, click here.

To learn more about various departmental accreditations, go to Accreditation Across Campus.

Substantive Change

Substantive change is a significant modification or expansion in the nature and scope of an accredited institution. Texas Tech University complies with the policy statement on Substantive Change for Accredited institutions of the Commission on Colleges.

To learn more about Substantive Change at Tech, go to Substantive Change.

Student Achievement Data

To see the most recent available student achievement data view our Student Achievement Data Sheet

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