A&M-Central Texas Receives Separate Accreditation

Killeen, Texas — The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS/COC) announced today that Texas A&M University-Central Texas has officially been awarded “accredited membership” status and is an accredited member of the COC, retroactive to January 1, 2013.

“This is an exceptional accomplishment for an institution barely four years old,” said Dr. Marc A. Nigliazzo, the University’s Inaugural President. “It is, as well, a testament to the quality of faculty and staff who have come together to build a university that will serve Central Texas students for decades to come.”

A&M-Central Texas became a stand-alone university on May 27, 2009 as a member of The Texas A&M University System. Since that time, SACS/COC has recognized A&M-Central Texas as an entity of its parent university, Tarleton State University, and all degrees awarded have been accredited. Separate accreditation will allow the University to diversify and expand its program and course offerings, and address the regional upper-level education needs.

A&M-Central Texas is a military friendly, upper-level institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees for life’s next chapter. The student population at A&M-Central Texas is the most broadly diverse within The Texas A&M University System and is growing, currently serving over 2,400 students. Classes are offered at several convenient sites, including Fort Hood in order to accommodate both full-time and part-time students and to serve the entire Central Texas area. The University provides a wide range of flexible course schedules, including online, night, and weekend classes.

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