TAMUCT Moves Closer to Receiving Separate Accreditation

Killeen, TEXAS—The Compliance and Reports Committee of the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), has approved the Texas A&M University-Central Texas application for accreditation separate from Tarleton State University. This approval now authorizes A&M-Central Texas to complete a Compliance Certification Report and host an on-site review team.

The Compliance Certification Report is a thorough set of narratives and supporting documentation to show that A&M-Central Texas is in compliance with more than 80 accreditation standards. The Compliance Certification Report will be sent to a review team of peers who will visit the university’s campus within the coming months. Pending the successful outcome of the on-site visit, separate accreditation will be granted to A&M-Central Texas shortly thereafter.

The acceptance of the SACS application, the authorization of a Compliance Certification Report and on-site review symbolize a huge accomplishment for the university. Though there are still many steps left before completing this process, the university remains confident that the goal of separate accreditation is now within its reach.

A&M-Central Texas became a stand-alone university on May 27, 2009, as a member of The Texas A&M University System.  However, it must continue to be accredited under Tarleton State University as its parent institution until separate accreditation has been confirmed. 

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