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Accreditation Statement (SACSCOC)


University of St. Thomas SACS COC Accreditation Statement
The University of St. Thomas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 713-522-7911 for questions about the accreditation of the University of St. Thomas.

All SACSCOC-accredited universities must apply for reaffirmation of accreditation every ten years. The University of St. Thomas will undergo a Tenth-year reaffirmation of accreditation in 2015. For information about the 2015 SACSCOC Reaffirmation, visit the Office of Institutional Assessment and Effectiveness.

The University of St. Thomas is a member in good standing of the following organizations and agencies:
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • The College Board
  • Catholic Higher Education Research Cooperative
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Council of Undergraduate Research
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas
  • International Council of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Texas Campus Compact
  • Texas Independent College Foundation
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
The following programs at UST are accredited:

School of Arts & Sciences
Chemistry: American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training

Cameron School of Business
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

School of Education
Texas Education Agency (TEA)
Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)

School of Nursing
Texas Board of Nursing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School of Theology
Association of Theological Schools

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