What is SACSCOC?
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is the 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 primarily among the diverse institutions in 11 southern states and Latin America that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees. The mission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is to assure the educational quality and improve the effectiveness of its member institutions.
What does accreditation mean?
Accreditation by SACSCOC means that a university has:
- a purpose appropriate to higher education
- the resources, programs and services to accomplish that purpose
- clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and that are appropriate to the degrees it offers.
We are committed to evolving and improving the exceptional TCU experience. SACSCOC reaffirmation of accreditation, which happens every 10 years, provides an ideal opportunity for focused self-assessment – a yardstick by which we measure our progress and a map to keep us on course. It is also an opportunity to tell the greater community about the impressive things we are doing at TCU.
Reaffirmation is a multi-year process to assess and assure that TCU excels under the Principles of Accreditation: Foundation for Quality Enhancement. A truly collaborative effort, Reaffirmation involves faculty, staff, students and members of the community who will review everything from policies and procedures to programs and courses.
TCU aligns with the core values of SACSCOC:
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Accreditation is one of the most important processes for TCU to maintain our high academic standing. Thank you to everyone taking part in this important endeavor. This is an exceptional opportunity to tell the TCU story. – Provost Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg