Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) -
Commission on Colleges Reaffirmation of Accreditation
Texas Tech University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the regional accrediting organization for eleven states in the southeastern United States, including Texas. Reaffirmation of accreditation is on a ten-year schedule, and Texas Tech University was last reaccredited in 1994. Normally, the university would be planning for a 2004 reaffirmation, but the process was delayed by one year at the request of SACS.
In 1998, SACS began the process of revising all aspects of its accreditation requirements, processes, policies, and procedures. That process culminated in December 2001, when SACS approved new Principles of Accreditation. The old reaccreditation process required a lengthy and detailed internal self-study. The self-study was the university's response to 462 "must" statements, or requirements that had to be met in order to qualify for reaccreditation. This process required the attention of eight to ten university committees for approximately one year. Following the completion of the self-study a 15-20 member committee visited campus to verify the findings of the self-study and to resolve questions raised by the document or left unanswered to the satisfaction of the SACS reviewers more »
SACS Focused Report