Accreditation

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

The purpose for publishing the Commission’s address and contact numbers is to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.

Normal inquiries about The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and not to the Commission’s office.

SchoolProgramAgencyLast AccreditationNext AccreditationStatus Documentation
Institution-The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)20082018Letter from Commission
Biomedical SciencesPublic HealthThe Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)20152022Letter from Council
Health ProfessionsClinical Laboratory SciencesThe National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)20172027Letter from Agency
Health ProfessionsNutrition and MetabolismAccreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)20132017Letter from Council
Health ProfessionsOccupational TherapyThe Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)20152022Certificate of Accreditation
Health ProfessionsPhysician Assistant StudiesThe Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA)20172019Letter from Commission
Health ProfessionsPhysical TherapyThe Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)20152025Certificate of Accreditation
Health ProfessionsRespiratory CareCouncil on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)20162026Certificate of Accreditation
MedicineMedicineLiaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)20152022Report from LCME Web Site
MedicineGraduate Medical Education (Residencies)The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)20132022Report from ACGME Web Site
NursingBaccalaureate and Master’s Degree Nursing and Doctor of Nursing PracticeThe Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)20142024Report from CCNE Web Site

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