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Huston-Tillotson University Accreditation Reaffirmed By SACSCOC

Huston-Tillotson University Accreditation Reaffirmed By SACSCOC

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021

Huston-Tillotson University has received reaffirmation of its accreditation status by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Tuesday’s announcement confirms that Huston-Tillotson University has complied with the commission’s standards contained in the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement and with the policies and procedures of the commission. SACSCOC applies the requirements of its Principles to all applicant, candidate, and member institutions, regardless of the type of institution (public, private for-profit, or private not-for-profit).

SACSCOC reported no findings in reaffirming the accreditation status of Huston-Tillotson University for the next ten years.

“This is another significant moment of celebration for Huston-Tillotson University,” said HT President & CEO Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette. “This reaffirmation of our accreditation signifies our academic programs and the systems in place to execute those procedures are of the highest quality standards set by SACSCOC. Our entire campus worked tirelessly to ensure that our #GeniusGeneration receives the best possible HT education. My heartfelt thanks to our Provost, Dr. Archibald Vanderpuye, and Associate Provost Dr. Beverly Downing, who spearheaded us through this intense process to further ensure the academic success of our institution.”

An integral part of the reaffirmation of the accreditation process is the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), which includes assessing the University’s ongoing comprehensive planning and evaluation processes to improve student learning outcomes and student success and to ensure the strength and excellence of Huston-Tillotson University’s academic offerings.

Accreditation seeks to ensure constituents and the public that the quality and integrity of higher educational institutions meet acceptable levels. These outcomes are achieved through rigorous internal and external peer review processes, during which the institution is evaluated against a common set of standards.

When accreditation is awarded to an institution of higher education by SACSCOC, an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE), it means that the institution has (1) a mission appropriate to higher education, (2) resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain its mission, (3) clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers, and that it is (4) successful in assessing its achievement of these objectives and demonstrating improvements