Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Accreditation


Institutional Accreditation

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and professional degrees. UTMB was last accredited by SACS in 2018. The next scheduled accreditation will occur in 2028.

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. 

Program Specific Accreditation

School

Program

Agency

Last Accreditation

Next Accreditation

Status Documentation

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Public Health

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

2015

2022

Letter from Council

School of Health Professions

Clinical Laboratory Sciences

The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

2017

2027

Letter from Agency

Nutrition and Metabolism

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

2017

2024

Letter from Council

Physical Therapy

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

2015

2025

Certificate of Accreditation

Respiratory Care

Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

2016

2026

Certificate of Accreditation

Specialist Blood Bank Technology / Transfusion Medicine

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEPP)

2021

2026

Certificate of Accreditation

Occupational Therapy

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

2015

2022

Certificate of Accreditation

School of Medicine

Physician Assistant Studies

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA)

2017

2027

Letter from Commission

Medicine

Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)

2015

2022

Report from LCME Web Site

Graduate Medical Education (Residency)

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

2013

2022

Report from ACGME Web Site

School of Nursing 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing 

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

2015

2025

Report from CCNE Web Site

Master of Science in Nursing

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

2015

2025

Report from CCNE Web Site

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

2015

2025

Report from CCNE Web Site

State Authorization

UTMB is legally authorized by the state to offer educational programs and award degrees in Texas by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).